Re: [Rd] Rcpp: Clarifying the meaning of GPL?

From: Jeff Ryan <jeff.a.ryan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 23:32:15 -0600

This is fantastically off-topic, and has nothing to do with *R*.

Out of "courtesy" to this list, the subscribers, and future readers, please take this off-list where it belongs.

Jeff

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Dominick Samperi <djsamperi_at_earthlink.net> wrote:
> Stavros Macrakis wrote:
>>
>> That said, as a matter of courtesy and clarity, I'd think that a fork
>> should use a different name.
>
> Yes, the point is that this is not a legal or technical matter, it is a
> matter of professional courtesy.
>
> I take this as one vote for the name change.
>
> On US copyright law, this should not be confused with "copyright" notices
> that appear in GPL
> source code. Remember that these are really "copyleft" notices, and copyleft
> is designed to
> protect the rights of copiers, not original contributors. My concern about
> the copyright notice
> should be viewed in the same spirit as the name change (professional
> courtesy).
>
> Since GPL is largely silent on these issues I have asked the R community to
> vote...
>
> Thanks,
> Dominick
>
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