[Numpy-discussion] [SciPy-Dev] PyRSB: Python interface to librsb sparse matrices library
cmkleffner at gmail.com
Sat Jun 24 16:58:55 EDT 2017
Does this still apply:
2017-06-24 22:07 GMT+02:00 Sebastian Berg <sebastian at sipsolutions.net>:
> On Sat, 2017-06-24 at 15:47 -0400, josef.pktd at gmail.com wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 3:16 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com>
> > wrote:
> > > On Jun 24, 2017 7:29 AM, "Sylvain Corlay" <sylvain.corlay at gmail.com
> > > > wrote:
> > >
> > > Also, one quick question: is the LGPL license a deliberate choice
> > > or is it not important to you? Most projects in the Python
> > > scientific stack are BSD licensed. So the LGPL choice makes it
> > > unlikely that a higher-level project adopts it as a dependency. If
> > > you are the only copyright holder, you would still have the
> > > possibility to license it under a more permissive license such as
> > > BSD or MIT...
> > >
> > > Why would LGPL be a problem in a dependency? That doesn't stop you
> > > making your code BSD, and it's less restrictive license-wise than
> > > depending on MKL or the windows C runtime...
> > >
> > Is scipy still including any LGPL code, I thought not.
> > There might still be some optional dependencies that not many users
> > are using by default. ?
> > Julia packages are mostly MIT, AFAIK. (except for the GPL parts
> > because of cholmod, which we (?) avoid)
> Well, I don't think scipy has many dependencies (but I would not be
> surprised if those are LGPL). Not a specialist, but as a dependency it
> should be fine (that is the point of the L in LGPL after all as far as
> I understand, it is much less viral).
> If you package it with your own stuff, you have to make sure to point
> out that parts are LGPL of course (just like there is a reason you get
> the GPL printed out with some devices) and if you modify it provide
> these modifications, etc.
> Of course you cannot include it into the scipy codebase itself, but
> there is probably no aim of doing so here, so without a specific reason
> I would think that LGPL is a great license.
> - Sebastian
> > Josef
> > > -n
> > >
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