[IPython-dev] IPython license switch: LGPL -> BSD
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Sat Oct 2 15:28:29 EDT 2004
Ville Vainio wrote:
> Why not use the MIT license for the whole ipython? On a c.l.py
> discussion that took place a while ago, the MIT license was seen as more
> straightforward and "obviously free" (nothing is free enough to some
> die-hards) than the BSD license.
> Or is:
> Neither the name of the <ORGANIZATION> nor the names of its contributors
> may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
> without specific prior written permission.
> important to you in some specific manner?
Well, that clause isn't what's in my mind. Rather,
a. scipy is BSD, so I'm happy just going with what they have. I know MIT and
BSD are very compatible, but in the future I think ipython and scipy are going
to grow closer together, so the simpler the better. I don't want to spend
even 5 seconds of our time thinking we need to relicense anything to mix code.
If we all use the same license, we're good to go from day 1.
b. I already contacted the core authors about BSD, sent emails saying BSD,
etc. I really don't want to spend one more minute than absolutely necessary
on this, so I'm not going to repeat that dance.
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