[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 11:49:29 CET 2012

On 2/10/12 10:41 AM, Masklinn wrote:
> 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.

No apologies necessary. I just wanted to be thorough. :-)

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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