[BioC] 转发： 回复： Patent issues of classification algorithms
mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Tue Dec 15 05:09:12 CET 2009
qinghua xu <xy0702cy at yahoo.com.cn> writes:
> Dear Sean,
> Thanks a lot for your prompt reply!
> I think the main concern is not the citation issue. That should be
> OK. I have rapidly checked the "GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE" under
> which R packages are released. If I understand correctly, it is more
Different R packages are released under different licenses (e1071 is
GPL-2; many Bioconductor packages are released under Artistic).
> about COPYING, DISTRIBUTION and MODIFICATION program itself, rather
> than the outputs from using program.
> Take the famous package (e0171) as an example. Without doubt, it is
> under the licence GPL-2, however, I also find massive patents of SVM
> application in the biomedical field. Maybe, it is rather a question
> for intellectual property protection specialists.
> Thanks again!
> 发件人： Sean Davis <seandavi at gmail.com>
> 抄 送： bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch; qinghua.xu at as.biomerieux.com
> 发送日期： 2009/12/14 (周一) 8:38:58 下午
> 主 题： Re: [BioC] Patent issues of classification algorithms
>> Dear all,
>> I would like to know is there any patent related concern when try to publish a microarray study using different classification algorithms, like KNNs, Random Forest, Support Vector Machine and so on?
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> A couple of places to look:
> In the DESCRIPTION of each package available for R, there is a license
> line that may be useful for determining the license under which the
> software is released. More importantly, though, is probably the
> citation() entry, which gives the citations for the package that
> should be cited if the package is used in a publication.
> As for patents, I'm not sure how important that is from a user
> perspective; perhaps others want to comment here.
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