[SciPy-dev] Numerical Recipes (was tagging 0.7rc1 this weekend?)

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
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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