[Bioc-devel] Licensing question

Oliver Bembom bembom at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 05:34:08 CET 2006

Hi all,

I am working on an R package that I'd like to submit to BioConductor
and have run into the following licensing problem. I am using the C
function donlp2() written by Peter Spellucci, whose license contains
the following:

4. The use of donlp2 must be acknowledged, in any publication
which contains results obtained with it or parts of it.
Citation of the authors o8name and netlib-source is suitable.

5. The free use of donlp2 and parts of it is restricted for
research purposes commercial uses require permission and
licensing from P. Spellucci.

Number 4 could be addressed through an acknowledgment in the vignette,
but number 5 seems incompatible with the LGPL license I had originally
thought of using. Does anybody have suggestions for what other license
might solve this problem without having to get submission from the
author to use it under the LGPL? Would the GPL work? Or maybe the
Artistic License Version 2.0? Thanks!


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