Re: [R] R licence

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:50:34 -0400

On 07/04/2011 10:36 AM, Matthew Dowle 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?

No, I certainly wouldn't attempt that, but thanks for the information.

Duncan Murdoch

> 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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