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

From: Dominick Samperi <>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:27:29 -0500

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...

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