Hi, Maybe I just give my basic knowledge about SCIP and ZIB.
Le vendredi 13 avril 2018 11:20:25 UTC+2, bluescarni a écrit : > > http://scip.zib.de/academic.txt > > """ > 1. This license applies to you only if you are a member of a noncommercial > and academic institution, e.g., a university. The license expires as > soon as you are no longer a member of this institution. > """ > > Perhaps including the very first sentence of the license would put a bit more context: ''This license for ZIB software is designed to guarantee freedom to share and change software for academic use, but restricting commercial firms from exploiting your knowhow for their benefit.'' ... this somehow reminds me of some long discussions I've seen pass by on sage-devel. Anyhow, the discussion here is about announcing that it would now be possible to use SCIP inside Sage. I think this is a good news. As far as I know, it has been possible to use other Ma's softwares inside Sage, and I don't see why it couldn't be the same with SCIP. According to Gurobi, they are the best non-proprietary LP optimization package that you can get. [see p.17 of http://www.gurobi.com/pdfs/benchmarks.pdf] So basically these acedemics, I imagine funded with taxpayers' money, are > preventing the general public to use software they paid for? > As for ZIB, in 2016, it had almost 8M€ in third party funding, see http://www.zib.de/institute/zib-in-numbers If you go in the Research section, and you know that it is a German based institute, you may guest some companies that fund them. That said, of course, the publish "Publish or Perish" has a role to play in the choice of license. But since I don't want to spend time rewriting an optimization package, I will gladly cite them and say that I used their software. My 2 cents... JP -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "sage-devel" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to sage-devel+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sage-devel. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.