Re: [Rd] License question

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:15:16 -0400

On 11-08-16 4:33 PM, Uwe Schmitt wrote:
> Am 16.08.2011 22:23, schrieb Kevin Wright:
>> With open source software, you can do anything you want on your own
>> computer. The difficult questions arise when you want to
>> re-distribute software.
>>
>> You have provided very little context for your question, so the
>> standard answer on this email list is "Talk to your lawyer".
>>
> Hi,
>
> I'm working on a Python based suite for processing mass spectroscopy
> data. The software will be open source.
> My goal is to glue good solutions together, one of them is the R based
> XCMS library.
>
> The question is, if I am allowed to distribute the R.dll and the related
> libraries together with my software, or
> if it is better to ask the user to install these himself.

You are allowed to bundle those with your software as long as it is licenced under version 2 or 3 of the GPL, or under a compatible license.   You need to be prepared to distribute the R source of whatever version you distribute, as well as the full source of your own project.

Duncan Murdoch

>
> Regards,
>
> Uwe
>
>> Kevin
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 7:44 AM, Uwe Schmitt<uschmitt_at_mineway.de
>> <mailto:uschmitt_at_mineway.de>> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm not sure if this is the right mailing list for my question,
>> so please redirect me if this is the wrong place for the
>> following question:
>>
>> Am I allowed to include R.dll and Rblas.dll in other software ?
>>
>> In my case I'm want to run some R commands from a Python script
>> and save the results. I tried RPy2 which has some trouble running
>> on Windows.
>>
>> Regards, Uwe
>>
>>
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