[PLUG] scilab license: scilab is totally free software

Sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 00:03:20 IST 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 6:52 PM, Manjusha Joshi
<manjusha.joshi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> New version of scilab that is scilab 5   is with changes in license of
> scilab:
> License changed to CeCILL (fully compatible with the GPL v2)
> <http://www.cecill.info/index.en.html>
> Therefore, Scilab is now a 100% free software.
> Read more about it:
> http://www.scilab.org/changes_5/

That closes many discussions about "Scilab is FOSS or not"

CeCILL version 2 license is a free software license as mentioned here:


However, I was not able to know  from the Scilab website if the
license is CeCILL version 2.

Thanks for the info. Now, we will be able to push Scilab in colleges.


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