Re: [Rd] license

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:17:43 +0200

On 24.09.2012 19:30, Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:
> R-devel now gives a warning for a non-standard license (this may have
> happened for a while).

Yes, for several years now.

> In Rgraphviz we include the Graphviz source code, which is under
> Eclipse. But the rest of the R package is under Artistic-2.0 or at
> least contains code from past contributors which were licensed under
> Artistic-2.0.

If it is possible to mix these two at all (I do not know the details)...

>
> The standard licenses does not really give an option for this
> situation, apart from using 'file LICENSE' (with details on this).

Yes, that's why it has been introduced: Describing non trivial license situations.

Best,
Uwe Ligges

> However, this situation - including an external piece of software -
> seems to me to be increasingly common. It may be worthwhile to have
> the possibility of specifying this in a more machine readable way.
> But it may also be too complicated. I just wanted to bring attention
> to the issue.
>
> Kasper
>
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