Re: [R] licensing of R packages

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:51:15 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 14 Nov 2008, Carlos Ungil wrote:


> PS: By the way, I think FAQ 2.11 should be fixed: it states that "R is
> released under the GNU General Public License (GPL)", without
> specifying the version and linking to
> (GPLv3). However, the COPYING
> file in the R directory corresponds to GPL2.

This not the address to report changes needed in the FAQ: that is in the FAQ itself (section 1.5). For historical reasons the FAQ is maintained outside the R repositories, so the correct reporting procedures are essential.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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