[Rd] Licensing Issue with JRI

From: Lokkju Brennr <lokkju_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:26:59 -0700


Hoping someone can clear up a licencing question...

My understanding is that R is licensed under the GPL, with some headers licensed under the LGPL (per COPYRIGHTS, so that R plugins don't have to be GPL - arguably incorrect, but besides the point). JRI states that it is licensed under the LGPL - but it links against R shared libraries (or so is my understanding - please correct me if I'm wrong).
This seems incompatible, as per
(
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLModuleLicense) if there is any GPL code in a compiled assembly, the resulting binary must be GPL, and per (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#IfLibraryIsGPL) if a library is GPL, then anything that links against it must be GPL.

Anyone have any input here?

Thanks

Loki



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