[SciPy-user] Python(x,y) - New release 1.1.0

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Thu Apr 17 02:46:19 CDT 2008

Pearu Peterson wrote:
> I think everyone has the right to choose whatever license s/he will
> use for its software and not feel bad about it. PERIOD.

I don't think anyone said or implied the contrary. The project was 
announced as being open source, while being released under a license 
which was not obviously open source; some people felt this was a bit 
strange at first, but it just looks like a misunderstanding.

Personally, I think that as a rule, if you *want* to release something 
under an open source license, you are better choosing the BSD or the GPL 
by default, because they are well known, massively used, and everybody 
more or less understand what they imply. Most of the time, the license 
is dictated by the project you are contributing to anyway (I personally 
much prefer the GPL to BSD, but I guess that now, 95 % of my open source 
code is under the BSD :) ).



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