[Numpy-discussion] Copyright status of NumPy binaries on Windows/OS X

Andrew Collette andrew.collette at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 12:54:24 EDT 2014

Hi all,

I am working with the HDF Group on a new open-source viewer program
for HDF5 files, powered by NumPy, h5py, and wxPython.  On Windows,
since people don't typically have Python installed, we are looking to
distribute the application using PyInstaller, which embeds
dependencies like NumPy.  Likewise for OS X (using Py2App).

We would like to make sure we don't accidentally include
non-open-source components... I recall there was some discussion here
about using the Intel math libraries for binary releases on various
platforms.  Do the releases on SourceForge or PyPI use any proprietary
code?  We'd like to avoid building NumPy ourselves if we can avoid it.

Apologies if this is explained somewhere, but I couldn't find it.

Andrew Collette

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