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From Sébastien Brisard <sebastien.bris...@m4x.org>
Subject Re: [all] NSWC and Apache license
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:38:11 GMT
Hi Kevan,
thanks for your answer.

2012/8/8 Kevan Miller <kevan.miller@gmail.com>:
>
> On Aug 8, 2012, at 2:36 AM, Sébastien Brisard wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> I'm currently working on MATH-738, and am considering porting part of
>> the FORTRAN "NSWC Library of Mathematics Subroutines" [1] (Naval
>> Surface Warfare Center).
>> The website states
>>
>>    "This software is made available, without cost, to the general
>> scientific community. The 1993 edition is an update of the 1990
>> edition."
>>
>> 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.
>
> --kevan
>
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...

Sébastien


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