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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] porting other code bases into ours
Date Tue, 16 May 2017 15:25:37 GMT
On 16 May 2017 at 16:14, Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com> wrote:
> Depending on license, you may also want or need to add something in your
> NOTICE.txt file as well. Could be handy either way as a pointer to the
> project whose algorithms this one is based on.

The NOTICE file is for *required* attributions only.
Don't add anything to it that is not required.

http://www.apache.org/dev/licensing-howto.html#mod-notice

> On 16 May 2017 at 09:11, Rob Tompkins <chtompki@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> > On May 16, 2017, at 10:10 AM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > On 2017-05-16, Rob Tompkins wrote:
>> >
>> >> I’m currently working on an issue in the [math] codebase, and the
>> suggested fix is to port some python code over to Java from scipy (
>> https://github.com/scipy/scipy <https://github.com/scipy/scipy>,
>> https://scipy.org <https://scipy.org/>, license: BSD-3-clause). Clearly I
>> can’t copy and paste their exact code in to our codebase as it’s python,
>> but clearly I’m lifting their ideas.
>> >
>> >> So, what is and isn’t allowed in this case? Do I simply go through the
>> exercise of porting the code over and make a reference or is there
>> something else that I should do?
>> >
>> > I've been doing similar things in [compress] coming from C rather than
>> > Python. My code is usually not a verbatim port but rather a Java rewrite
>> > of the ideas of the original algorithm.
>> >
>> > AFAIU a straight port would be fine as well as the license is
>> > compatible. You may want to keep pointers to the original code base and
>> > license with your code.
>> >
>>
>> Many thanks for that,
>> -Rob
>>
>> > Stefan
>> >
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