[SciPy-dev] TOMS 526 license?

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Tue Aug 12 17:25:56 CDT 2008

I noticed that code from ACM TOMS 526 was added to a branch in the Scipy 

This may be a silly question, but I'll ask it just to be on the safe 
side: in case this code is going to eventually land in Scipy proper, did 
you check the ACM license conditions? It says here:


that the TOMS codes fall by default under the ACM license, which is not 
really either BSD or GPL compatible. (Unfortunately, the netlib.org codes 
don't carry a license blurb...) Or has the situation for 526 been 
otherwise arranged, or was the situation different in 1978 when it was 

Pauli Virtanen

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