Re: [R] R licence

From: Ista Zahn <izahn_at_psych.rochester.edu>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:46:03 -0400

I don't think R-help is the appropriate place for this question. Probably you will have more luck at http://www.theattorneysforum.com/ or some such.

Best,
Ista
On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Matthew Dowle <mdowle_at_mdowle.plus.com> wrote:
> 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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Ista Zahn
Graduate student
University of Rochester
Department of Clinical and Social Psychology
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