Re: [R] R licence

From: Tobias Verbeke <tobias.verbeke_at_openanalytics.eu>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 21:57:36 +0200

On 04/07/2011 04:46 PM, Ista Zahn wrote:

> 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.

I would hope, though, there are means for community members to express their concerns in some medium of the community.

Fortes fortuna iuvat!

Best,
Tobias

> 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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