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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] Compatibility of licenses?
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:18:43 GMT
2012/1/11 Sébastien Brisard <sebastien.brisard@m4x.org>:
> Le 11 janvier 2012 07:42, Sébastien Brisard
> <sebastien.brisard@m4x.org> a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> Dennis recently contributed a patch for triangular distributions (see
>> MATH-731). One of the methods implemented is based on a third party
>> Python code, the license of which is reproduced below. My question is:
>> can I commit this patch? Should we try and get in touch with the
>> original author (1998!), to have him sign an ICLA?
>> Thanks for your advice.
>> Sébastien
>>
>> + * <p>Implementation of the {@link #sample} method partly based on triangular
>> + * distribution implementation of the rv Python module (Release 1.1 27-Nov-98),
>> + * by Ivan Frohne, which is distributed under the following license:
>> + * <pre>
>> + *            Copyright 1998 by Ivan Frohne; Wasilla, Alaska, U.S.A.
>> + *                        All Rights Reserved
>> + *
>> + * Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software and its
>> + * documentation for any purpose, free of charge, is granted subject to the
>> + * following conditions:
>> + *   The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
>> + *   all copies or substantial portions of the software.
>> + *
>> + *   THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
>> + *   EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
>> + *   FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
>> + *   AUTHOR OR COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OR DAMAGES IN A
>> + *   CONTRACT ACTION, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
>> + *   WITH THE SOFTWARE OR ITS DOCUMENTATION.
>> + * </pre>
>> + * </p>
>
> This is the answer I got on legal-discuss@apache.org
> {quote}
> t might also be an option for the commons PMC to personally reach out
> to him, notify him and send him a personal 'thank you'. Maybe he is
> even interested to help out in other areas as committer in the future
> ;)
> {quote}
>
> Any PMC willing to contact this guy (Ivan Frohne) personally?
> Otherwise, I can take care of that.
> Sébastien

"Hi, about this Python code you wrote 14 years ago" :)

Highly unlikely he's jumping at the bit to code in Commons Math.
Still, sending a thanks is polite and I'd recommend you doing it as it
always sounds best coming from the person closest to the commit.

Hen

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