[SciPy-User] General purpose 2D,3D plotting library
Fri Sep 23 08:17:41 CDT 2011
Nils Wagner wrote:
> Just curious.
> Is there a chance that you will release Veusz under BSD
> licence ?
I'm more of a fan of copyleft licenses than BSD, but I'd be happy with a
LGPL license. I wouldn't like an extended version of the program to be
proprietary. There are other copyright holders who would need to agree,
however. Also a small amount of code was taken from another GPL project
which probably would have to be rewritten.
In addition, Veusz is linked against the GPLd PyQt library, making a change
of license difficult. However, it could use PySide instead (in theory,
though the SIP code would need to be convered).
Nevertheless, I would be happy to make the embedding module, used to embed
Veusz plots in other Python programs, BSD. The embedding module uses
interprocess communication to communicate with Veusz. Veusz runs in its own
process in embbeding mode. It would be a natural way to use Veusz to plot
from non-GPLd programs.
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