Re: [R] R licence

From: Matthew Dowle <mdowle_at_mdowle.plus.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:36:23 +0100

Duncan,

Letting you know then that I just don't see how the first paragraph here :

http://www.revolutionanalytics.com/downloads/gpl-sources.php

is compatible with clause 2(b) here :

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

Perhaps somebody could explain why it is?

Matthew

"Duncan Murdoch" <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com> wrote in message news:4D9DA9FF.9020103_at_gmail.com...
> On 07/04/2011 7:47 AM, Matthew Dowle wrote:
>> Peter,
>>
>> If the proprietary part of REvolution's product is ok, then surely
>> Stanislav's suggestion is too. No?
>
> Revolution has said that they believe they follow the GPL, and they
> haven't been challenged on that. If you think that they don't, you could
> let an R copyright holder know what they're doing that's a license
> violation.
>
> My opinion of Stanislav's question is that he doesn't give enough
> information to answer. If he is planning to distribute R as part of his
> product, he needs to follow the GPL. If not, I don't think any R
> copyright holder has anything to complain about.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
>> Matthew
>>
>>
>> "peter dalgaard"<PDalgd_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:BE157CF5-9B4B-45A0-A7D4-363B774F114A_at_gmail.com...
>> >
>> > 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
>> >> http://rdotnet.codeplex.com/
>> >> 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: pd.mes_at_cbs.dk Priv: PDalgd_at_gmail.com
>> >
>>
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