[PLUG] FOSS for Maths meet at BP

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Fri Feb 22 16:33:04 PST 2008


On 22-Feb-08, at 7:26 PM, Aditya Godbole wrote:

>>  *I* have not branded them - even the OSI doesn't accept their  
>> license
>>  as a an OSS license. And i our labs we had some enthusiastic  
>> students
>>  who were modifying scilab - and about to release the modifications
>>  when they found it couldnt be done ...
>>
>
> I think only commercial distribution of modified works based on scilab
> is prohibited (Section 4 of the Scilab license). So unless the
> students were planning to distribute their contributions for profit,
> its another matter. Otherwise, they have just misunderstood the
> license.

yes - so it is. Either they have changed it, or I didnt read it  
thoroughly the first time
>
> Also, BP is a not-for-profit organisation. For them Scilab is as good
> as open source software since they never intend to make commercial use
> of it.

now to find out why OSI doesnt approve ...

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