[SciPy-dev] could anyone propose University of California workers to change bvls license?
Wed Feb 27 10:53:45 CST 2008
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 3:03 AM, dmitrey <email@example.com> wrote:
> hi all,
> here's a fortran routine bvls, free for non-commercial purposes:
> Could anyone contact to the authors of the routine and propose them make
> it available in terms of GPL/LGPL or, moreover, BSD license?
> I have already working Python interface (via f2py, thanks to Pearu
> Peterson for assist), so, if BSD - it could be connected to scipy.
> In anyway, this routine would be of great interest in scikits.openopt
> users, because solvers ralg and lincher could be enhanced (in case of >1
> constraints), and, of course, mere bvls solver could be included to LLSP
> Authors of the routine, as it is mentioned in the file header, are
> Robert L. Parker Philip B. Stark
> Scripps Institution of Oceanography Department of Statistics
> University of California, San Diego University of California
> La Jolla CA 92093 Berkeley CA 94720-3860
> firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
> I would contact the authors of the routine by myself, but IIRC some
> scipy developers work in this university and have better English
> language knowledge.
I used to work there, but I really doubt that they will consider a
change of license. They really do want to restrict its use to
non-commercial purposes. Or rather, the Technology Transfer Department
of UCSD does.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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