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  • #31
    Originally posted by nslay View Post
    If they really wanted to use BSD code, then so be it. It wouldn't affect the existing BSD projects in any way (i.e. they would still be open source).

    BSD code will live on to solve real problems in corporate, government, academic and open source environments (and already has). I mean, imagine the applications of LAPACK and BLAS (used by everyone) for example ... now try imagining the same for GSL.
    LAPACK:
    http://translate.google.com/translat...Fwiki%2FLAPACK
    LAPACK (Linear Algebra PACKage) - Library open source containing solvers main tasks of linear algebra . Written in Fortran using another library BLAS .

    There are also counterparts, maintain or even extend the functionality and provide better performance:

    Intel ? MKL [1]
    AMD ACML ? [2]
    Sun Performance Library [3]
    NAG's LAPACK [4]
    HP's mLib [5]

    Some implementations have support for parallel execution of functions on a multiprocessor computer systems with shared memory. Analog computer with distributed memory are libraries ScaLAPACK [6] and PLAPACK [7] .

    Use BSD. Surrender to eternal suckage.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by kazetsukai View Post
      Here though lies a true statement: Most GUIs that are pleasant to 99.999% of human beings are 99.999% unpleasant to people that actually want to get something real done.
      And 93.051% of all statistics are just made up.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
        LAPACK:
        http://translate.google.com/translat...Fwiki%2FLAPACK



        Use BSD. Surrender to eternal suckage.
        LAPACK is BSD licensed and everyone uses it. Who uses GSL?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by nslay View Post
          LAPACK is BSD licensed and everyone uses it. Who uses GSL?

          I see, you can't read - everyone has forked it and closed it down. Who uses LAPACK except BSD?

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          • #35
            Originally posted by crazycheese View Post

            I see, you can't read - everyone has forked it and closed it down. Who uses LAPACK except BSD?
            Those specialty ones are for high performance computing. Matlab, for example, still uses the original netlib version (BSD licensed). Don't believe me? Purchase Matlab and look in their library directory. I think octave uses LAPACK and BLAS (also the BSDL versions) also ...

            Nobody uses GSL and why would you? If you're a developer (open source or not) and you want to use your own license ... would you pick GSL to do your math computations? GSL is not free. It's fine if you use GPL though.

            And let's not forget other high impact libraries such as libpng (also BSDL) ...

            EDIT: I'm mistaken, libpng is not BSDL.

            My point is that I suspect that BSDL code (particularly when dealing with libraries) will be preferred over GPL and LGPL code ... and subsequently be more widely adopted and more widely used to solve everything from trivial to big problems.
            Last edited by nslay; 12-26-2012, 11:16 PM.

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            • #36
              i vote for the WTFPL licence

              note this topic is not about licences, but about FSF and GNU

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              • #37
                Originally posted by gens View Post
                note this topic is not about licences, but about FSF and GNU
                Except you can't criticize the gnu bureaucracy on phoronix, which is why gnu grep's and gsed's maintainer stepped down and why gnutls is no longer a part of gnu.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by gens View Post
                  i vote for the WTFPL licence

                  note this topic is not about licences, but about FSF and GNU
                  I'm apologize for my digressions.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                    Except you can't criticize the gnu bureaucracy on phoronix, which is why gnu grep's and gsed's maintainer stepped down and why gnutls is no longer a part of gnu.
                    by all means bash on
                    i'm just saying a license has nothing to do with the organization that made it

                    im also the first to say that the FSF way (american way) of doing things is bad for everybody
                    at least from what i see is their way

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by gens View Post
                      by all means bash on
                      i'm just saying a license has nothing to do with the organization that made it
                      Who's bashing? You have two instances in a short time of people becoming fed up with the bureaucracy that surrounds one man. Normal organizations would examine and rectify the situation, but as it's Richard Milhous Stallman, nothing will be done.

                      im also the first to say that the FSF way (american way) of doing things is bad for everybody
                      at least from what i see is their way
                      pretty much

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