[SciPy-dev] Numerical Recipes (was tagging 0.7rc1 this weekend?)
Alan G Isaac
Fri Dec 19 19:18:56 CST 2008
Quoting from http://www.iusmentis.com/copyright/software/protection/
An implementation of a standard algorithm may
require very little creativity and if so, is likely
not protected by copyright. The function of a work
can only be protected by a patent.
Even when providing a largely functional
implementation, creativity can still be found in
things like function and variable names, code
optimizations and even the comments accompanying the
code. Copying such an implementation wholesale then
still infringes on copyright.
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