[Numpy-discussion] Spyke python-to-C compiler Was: Numpy-discussion Digest, Vol 19, Issue 24
Mon Apr 7 13:26:52 CDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:54 AM, Francesc Altet <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> A Monday 07 April 2008, Charles R Harris escrigué:
> > On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:19 AM, Rahul Garg <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Quoting firstname.lastname@example.org:
> > > > What will be the licensing of this project? Do you know yet?
> > >
> > > I am thinking GPL for the compiler and LGPL for any runtime
> > > components which should be similar to GCC. Which version : Version
> > > 2 or version 3 of the license is undecided. Will also check with
> > > uni to see if they have any problems (they shouldnt). Also need to
> > > check with uni for hosting. I believe I will need to host on uni
> > > servers.
> > Scipy and Numpy are BSD and don't include GPL components, so you
> > might want to consider a more liberal license.
> As I see it, and provided that parts of Spyke are written in Java, it
> would be very unlikely that this will ever be included in NumPy/SciPy.
> It looks like a compiler, so having the same licensing than GCC
> shouldn't bother the NumPy community, IMO.
If the runtime isn't BSD, I won't bother using it. I can deal with an
LGPLed glibc because I never have to bother distributing it. I would
have to distribute the Spyke runtime.
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enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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