[Rd] License status of CRAN packages

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 23:13:22 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Ben Goodrich <goodrich at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd <at> debian.org> writes:
>> As a non-exhautive list with possible misclassifications, cran2deb currently
>> has these packasges as 'maybe not free' and does not build them:
>>      BARD,BayesDA,CoCo,ConvCalendar,FAiR,PTAk,RScaLAPACK,Rcsdp,SDDA,SGP,
>>      alphahull,ash,asypow,caMassClass,gpclib,mapproj,matlab,mclust,mclust02,
>>      mlbench,optmatch,rankreg,realized,rngwell19937,rtiff,rwt,scagnostics,
>>      sgeostat,spatialkernel,tlnise,xgobi
> Small point: FAiR is free. The file LICENSE thing just clarifies that most of
> the code is AGPL but a couple files can't be included under the AGPL and are
> plain GPL. As far as I can see, R does not give me the option of saying so in a
> "standard" way, e.g. putting License: AGPL (>= 3) in the DESCRIPTION file would
> only be 95% accurate and putting License: AGPL (>= 3) | GPL (>= 3) is misleading.

How about "

License: AGPL except for 2 GPL files

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