[SciPy-dev] arpack wrapper status
Wed Nov 12 20:01:30 CST 2008
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Robert Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 19:42, David Cournapeau <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Aric Hagberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> I read through the threads related to including ARPACK in Debian
>>> and Fedora. The issue appears to be with the clause
>>> " . Written notification is provided to the developers of intent to
>>> use this software. Also, we ask that use of ARPACK is properly
>>> cited in any resulting publications or software documentation."
>>> which violates the Debian Free Software Guidelines.
>> I am surprised this is the only problematic part. I think the third
>> clause of their license as much of a problem:
>> "If you modify the source for these routines we ask that you change
>> the name of the routine and comment the changes made to the original."
>> It means that as it is, we are even breaking the license terms. I feel
>> a bit guilty, I wrongly assumed ARPACK was similar to LAPACK/BLAS, I
>> should have checked before doing changes to our internal copy of it.
> "ask" is the operative word.
Ok, I did not know ask was not mandatory in that context.
Anyway, would removing arpack from scipy tarball/builds be enough for
the time being, or would it be better to remove it from svn as well ?
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