[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Masklinn masklinn at masklinn.net
Fri Feb 10 09:49:40 CET 2012

On 2012-02-10, at 01:03 , Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Sturla Molden <sturla at molden.no> wrote:
>> Den 9. feb. 2012 kl. 23:56 skrev Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>:
>> ).
>> Hm... is there a reason GSL and SciPy need to compete? Can't SciPy
>> incorporate GSL?
>> GPL vs BSD issue.
> That's a bummer. Someone should open negotiations.

I'm not sure what could be open to negotiate, being part of the GNU
constellation I don't see GSL budging from the GPL, and SciPy is backed
by industry members and used in "nonfree" products (notably the Enthought
Python Distribution) so there's little room for it to use the GPL.

Best thing that could happen (and I'm not even sure it's allowed by the
GSL's license (which is under the GPL not the LGPL) would be for SciPy to
grow some sort of GSL backend to delegate its operations to, when the GSL
is installed.

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