Re: [R] R licence

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:45:05 -0400

On 07/04/2011 8:07 AM, Allan Engelhardt wrote:
> The licences are available on the web site and you really should have yor lawyers look at them and give you professional advise.
>
> The GPL2+ is probably the relevant one for your purposes and essentially require you to provide the source for the parts of R that you distribute.

I think it's stronger than that (requiring the source for everything if you include any GPL'd bits), but your first paragraph is good advice.

Duncan Murdoch

> However, the R licencing is a mess with core packages not on a GPL licence. We looked into it and it is a nightmare and I don't even think the UK CRAN mirrors are strictly speaking legal. So look carefully at what you use and get advice from somewhere other than a mailing list.
>
> happy to discuss the UK side of things offline if you want, but I never looked at other jurisdictions.
>
> Allan
>
> ----- Original message -----
> > 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
> > http://rdotnet.codeplex.com/
> > to get R work there. Especially we want to use loess function.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Stanislav
> >
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