[Rd] License status of CRAN packages

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 21:32:55 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 3:08 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> (Subject: renamed as thread hijacked from the ParallelR thread   --Dirk)
> On 23 April 2009 at 14:44, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> | Aside from R there are the add-on packages.
> |
> | A frequency table showing the licenses of the CRAN packages indicates
> | that the all or almost all packages have some sort of free software license
> | with GPL licenses being most common. (A few packages have restrictions
> | to noncommercial use and that may conflict with GPL, not sure.)   That is
> | not to say that there are no other types of packages but any such packages
> | are not on CRAN.
> I fear that is not quite the case.  There are quite a few packages like that.

Not the case?  My post included a list of all License fields from the
DESCRIPTION file of every CRAN package so the list is definitive.

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