[PLUG] FOSS for Maths meet at BP
lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Sat Feb 23 06:03:04 IST 2008
On 22-Feb-08, at 7:26 PM, Aditya Godbole wrote:
>> *I* have not branded them - even the OSI doesn't accept their
>> as a an OSS license. And i our labs we had some enthusiastic
>> who were modifying scilab - and about to release the modifications
>> when they found it couldnt be done ...
> I think only commercial distribution of modified works based on scilab
> is prohibited (Section 4 of the Scilab license). So unless the
> students were planning to distribute their contributions for profit,
> its another matter. Otherwise, they have just misunderstood the
yes - so it is. Either they have changed it, or I didnt read it
thoroughly the first time
> Also, BP is a not-for-profit organisation. For them Scilab is as good
> as open source software since they never intend to make commercial use
> of it.
now to find out why OSI doesnt approve ...
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