On Friday, 14 April 2017 at 15:37:20 UTC, data pulverizer wrote:


You raise a very good point. My intention is to completely re-write each function that was based on GSL's CBLAS while upgrading the performance. Once this is done the library should be regarded as a different work ... if anyone knows more about how licenses work and can shed more light on this approach please comment. I would not want people to avoid using it in the future because of the license status.

Not a lawyer, but I think if you just port it to another language it is a derived work in GPL and the ported project must also be GPL.

However, if you're completely re-writing each function, I don't know. Companies that do this would have one team look at every function and write some specs for it and have another group write it without reference to the original.

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