[Numpy-discussion] FFTS for numpy's FFTs (was: Re: Choosing between NumPy and SciPy functions)

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Thu Oct 30 02:38:39 EDT 2014

On 30 Oct 2014 03:58, "Sturla Molden" <sturla.molden at gmail.com> wrote:
> We cannot bundle NumPy or SciPy binaries with FFTW due to GPL [*], but
> as I understand it we already have permission from Intel to bundle
> binary wheels linked with MKL. Accelerate is a system library, so that
> does not pose a license problem.
> [*] Actually, we could, but the binaries would be tainted with a viral
> license.

And binaries linked with MKL are tainted by a proprietary license... They
have very similar effects, in both cases you can use the binary just fine
for whatever you want, but if you redistribute it as part of a larger work,
then you must (follow the terms of the GPL/follow the terms of Intel's

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