[R] How can you buy R?

From: H. Skaug <hskaug_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 23 May 2006 - 03:47:36 EST


About glmmADMB and GPL:

We were not very cautious when we put in the GPL statement. What we wanted to say was that the use of glmmADMB is free, and does not require a license for AD Model Builder.

Am I correct in interpreting this discussion so that all we have to do is to remove the "License: GPL" statement from the DESCRIPTION file (and everywhere else it may occur), and there will be no conflict between glmmADMB and the rules of the R community?

We have temporarily withdrawn glmmADMB until this question has been settled.

hans

> Brian Ripley wrote:
>
>The issue in the glmmADMB example is not if they were required to release
>it under GPL (my reading from the GPL FAQ is that they probably were not,
>given that communication is between processes and the R code is
>interpreted).

>Rather, it is stated to be under GPL _but_ there is no source code offer
>for the executables (and the GPL FAQ says that for anonymous FTP it should
>be downloadable via the same site, and the principles apply equally to
>HTTP sites). As the executables are not for my normal OS and I would like
>to exercise my freedom to try the GPLed code, I have requested the sources
>from the package maintainer.



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