Re: [R] R licence

From: Matthew Dowle <>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:47:25 +0100


If the proprietary part of REvolution's product is ok, then surely Stanislav's suggestion is too. No?


"peter dalgaard" <> wrote in message
> On Apr 7, 2011, at 09:45 , Stanislav Bek wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is it possible to use some statistic computing by R in proprietary
>> software?
>> Our software is written in c#, and we intend to use
>> to get R work there. Especially we want to use loess function.
> You need to take legal advice to be certain, but offhand I would say that
> this kind of circumvention of the GPL is _not_ allowed.
> It all depends on whether the end product is a "derivative work", in which
> case, the whole must be distributed under a GPL-compatible licence. The
> situation around GPL-incompatible plug-ins or plug-ins interfacing to R in
> GPL -incompatible software is legally murky, but using R as a subroutine
> library for proprietary code is clearly crossing the line, as far as I can
> tell.
> --
> Peter Dalgaard
> Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
> Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
> Phone: (+45)38153501
> Email: Priv:
> mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Thu 07 Apr 2011 - 11:51:58 GMT

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