[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Masklinn masklinn at masklinn.net
Fri Feb 10 11:41:58 CET 2012

On 2012-02-10, at 11:09 , Robert Kern wrote:
> On 2/10/12 8:49 AM, Masklinn wrote:
>> 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.
> While I am an Enthought employee and really do want to keep scipy BSD so I can continue to use it in the proprietary software that I write for clients, I must also add that the most vociferous BSD advocates in our community are the academics. They have to wade through more weird licensing arrangements than I do, and the flexibility of the BSD license is quite important to let them get their jobs done.

Completely true, I'd thought about this case but completely forgot about it
when I started actually writing my message, I'm very sorry.

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