Re: [R] running R-code outside of R

From: Michael Conklin <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:28:09 -0500

Spencer Graves wrote:

> If you want to hide the fact that you are using R -- especially
if >you charge people for your software that uses R clandestinely -- that's a >violation of the license (GPL). I doubt if anyone associated with R would >bother with a lawsuit, but a competitor who offers related software might. >
> Best Wishes,
> Spencer

Do I understand the implication of the license correctly (forgive my ignorance here).

If I analyze a client's data using an R script I created then I can charge the client a $20,000 consulting fee, but, if I let the client push the button to execute the R script and charge him 10 cents for the privilege then I can be sued for violating the GPL? Or are my assumptions on the first part also incorrect and R can only be used for the free betterment of mankind?

Mike mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Wed 25 Jun 2008 - 15:31:25 GMT

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