Re: [R] Call for Beta Testers: R+ (read R plus) for Solaris and L inux:

From: Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw_at_merck.com>
Date: Tue 15 Aug 2006 - 09:09:48 EST


Note that it's "commercially supported", not just "commercial". Also,

"commercial" does not mean "closed source".  Open source (and even GPL) and
"commercial" need not be mutually exclusive.  Remember that the "free" in
"free software" is as in "freedom" rather than as in beer (as far as GPL is
concern, at least).  

Having commercial support for R may not be a bad thing: It may well help adaptation in the corporate world. (Linux probably would not have made inroads into large corps if not for companies providing commercial support for it.) It would be great if those who profited from R can contribute back to the project in some way.  

Just my $0.02...  

Andy


From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch on behalf of Bernardo Rangel tura Sent: Mon 8/14/2006 5:25 PM
To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [R] Call for Beta Testers: R+ (read R plus) for Solaris and Linux: [Broadcast]

At 12:21 PM 8/8/2006, jen@xlsolutions-corp.com wrote:

>We look forward to hearing your comments and inputs on R+ ... please
>feel free to suggest a final name for our commercially supported R.

I donīt understanding this mail.

Is possible exist a commercial version of R?

If R source is licensed for GPL as free software other people can make a commercial version?

[]s
Tura



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