[R] Legality Question about R's Open Source GNU GPL License

From: zerfetzen <zerfetzen_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:32:04 -0700 (PDT)

Hi,
I use R at home, and am interested in using it at my work company (which is in the Fortune 100). I began the request, and our legal team has given some gruff about the open source license. Not boring you with the details here, but I used some info on gnu.org as a rebuttal, and someone at the company replied that the generalities of GNU GPL may differ from R's specific GNU GPL license, and that I should refer specifically to it, and it should be on the CRAN website.

I may be blind, but haven't seen such a document. Does one exist, and how may I obtain it? I believe they are wrong. Our legal team is notorious for being overly conservative, and I'm personally betting they think I won't look into it, and then they won't have to deal with it. But I will, and I want to use R. Thanks.

PS
Sorry if the document was posted and obvious, and I simply couldn't find it. Thanks.

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