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

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Fri Dec 19 23:45:55 CST 2008

Bill Baxter wrote:
> So, silly as it may seem, I think that Jarrod's plan of action here is
> correct.   The NR guys may be wrong about copyright law, but being
> right is not a prerequisite for filing a lawsuit.  Merely thinking you
> are is generally enough.  And sometimes not even that...

I think there is a very simple argument to be made here: we are all
(hopefully) better at programming than at understanding law. So we
should rather spent our time reimplementing the code rather than trying
to understand how the various countries implement copyrights :)


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