[AstroPy] Making a GPL-v2+ Astropy affiliated package
martinberoiz at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 16:20:14 EST 2018
I also have a python module  that I would like to put into consideration for affiliation with astropy.
How do you start that process? Who should I contact?
On Mar 2, 2018, 1:44 AM -0600, Ole Streicher <astropy at liska.ath.cx>, wrote:
> Hi Leo,
> from a legal POV it is OK to re-use BSD licensed code in a GPL project,
> like you do. You just need to keep the original license file and
> copyright notice along with the files. You should (IMO) however *not*
> remove the license notice from setup.py. I would recommend to adjust
> that to "This file is taken from the astropy affiliated package
> template, which is licensed under a 3-clause BSD style license -- see
> LICENSE-affiliated.txt" or similar. That would document the origin of
> the file, and you can still use it in a package that is GPL licensed as
> a whole.
> It may be however useful to re-think your own license. I think GPL is
> fine. However, since astropy is BSD (and will stay so), it will be
> impossible to take over any of your code into astropy itself (or into
> one of the affiliated packages that stay BSD as well). You still can use
> GPL packages (healpy and such) while having your own code under a BSD
> license. I would recommend to be as liberal as possible.
> Best regards
> "Singer, Leo P. (GSFC-6610)" <leo.p.singer at nasa.gov> writes:
> > Hi,
> > I am starting the process of moving a large body of my own code ,
> > which is licensed under GPL-2+, to an Astropy affiliated package. I
> > would like to keep the existing licensing.
> > However, the Astropy affiliated package templated is all BSD
> > licensed. Some files in my project (like setup.py and conftest.py) are
> > largely unmodified from the template. Is this compatible with
> > licensing my own project as a whole as GPL-2+? Is it sufficient to add
> > my own LICENSE.md file, change the "Licensed under a 3-clause BSD
> > style license" comment at the top of setup.py, and change the license
> > entry in setup.cfg?
> > Thanks,
> > Leo
> > ----
> > Dr. Leo P. Singer
> > NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
> > Astroparticle Physics Laboratory
> > Code 661, 8800 Greenbelt Rd.
> > Greenbelt, MD 20771, U.S.A.
> >  https://git.ligo.org/leo-singer/ligo.skymap
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