[Numpy-discussion] Licensing question

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Fri Aug 3 01:23:46 EDT 2012

On Thu, Aug 02, 2012 at 09:44:53PM +0100, Damon McDougall wrote:
> I have a question about the licence for NumPy's codebase. I am currently
> writing a library and I'd like to release under some BSD-type licence.
> Unfortunately, my choice to link against MIT's FFTW library (released
> under the GPL) means that, in its current state, this is not possible.
> I'm an avid NumPy user and thought to myself that, since NumPy's licence
> is BSD, I'd be able to use some of the source code (with due credit, of
> course) instead of FFTW. Is this possible? I mean, can I redistribute
> *PART* of NumPy's codebase? Namely, the fftpack.c file?

As far as I know, yes. You must give credit to the original source, but
that's it.


ps: IANAL :)

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