[Bioc-devel] Question on copyright in Bioc vignette

Laurent Gatto |@urent@g@tto @end|ng |rom uc|ouv@|n@be
Thu Jul 1 19:32:40 CEST 2021

Dear Fabrício,

As far as I know, there's no explicit license on the documentation of a package, and I'm not sure the the package/software licence applies to documentation. I would explicitly mention that the figure (and possibly the vignette) is released under a CC-BY (or any alternative) to be on the safe side. If I had more time on my hands, I would probably add a CC-BY statement in each of my vignettes.

I recently wanted to re-use a figure from another vignette and was able with the help of Hervé the track the original author and asked directly (on twitter) for permission to re-use it (with credit). A licence would make that straightforward.

Best wishes,


From: Bioc-devel <bioc-devel-bounces using r-project.org> on behalf of Fabricio de Almeida <fabricio_almeidasilva using hotmail.com>
Sent: 01 July 2021 19:20
To: bioc-devel using r-project.org
Subject: [Bioc-devel] Question on copyright in Bioc vignette

Hi, all.

I am writing a vignette for a package I plan to submit next week, and I would like to include a figure explaining the package's algorithm. However, I would also like to include this figure in the paper that describes the package. Does anyone know if including the same figure in the vignette and in the paper would result in copyright issues with the journal?



Fabr�cio de Almeida Silva

Undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (UENF)

MSc. candidate in Plant Biotechnology (PGBV/UENF - RJ/Brazil)

Laborat�rio de Qu�mica e Fun��o de Prote�nas e Pept�deos (LQFPP/CBB/UENF - RJ/Brazil)

Lattes CNPq: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3119358824056108

Personal website: https://almeidasilvaf.github.io/home/

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