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From Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maison...@free.fr>
Subject Re: [all] NSWC and Apache license
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:50:07 GMT
Le 08/08/2012 17:58, Christian Grobmeier a écrit :
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 5:38 PM, Sébastien Brisard
> <sebastien.brisard@m4x.org> wrote:
> 
>>>> Does that mean that porting it into Commons-Math is possible
>>>> (license-wise?). I would think it does…
>>>
>>> That seems explicitly restrictive to me. e.g. If I don't  claim to be in the
general scientific community, the software has not been made available to me.
>>>
>> I agree with you. However, "scientific community" does seem a bit
>> vague to me. Arguably, anyone using Commons-*MATH* could claim to
>> belong to the scientific community...

I would strongly argue against too simplistic interpretation.
For this kind of question, you should ask to the dedicated list at
apache. Please see <http://www.apache.org/legal/> and
<http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html#foundation-legal>.

I guess they will say "no, you cannot use this stuff".

> 
> If somebody writes a webbased SPSS or a company like creates
> statistics on the SO usage with Math? Surely this is commercial use
> and not really science?
> 
> Anyway the AL2.0 does not have restrictions who can use it or not; my
> guess is it is not directly compatible.

This is also my guess.

Luc

> 
> But you really should ask legal@ in this case. I have not seen this
> license listed here:
> http://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html
> 
> But they might be able to help you anyway.
> 
> Cheers
> Christian
> 
>>
>> Sébastien
>>
>>
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