[Rd] Is the ISC license acceptable for CRAN?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 02:48:40 CEST 2014

On 23/07/2014, 6:13 PM, Adler, Avraham wrote:
> Good afternoon.
> The ISC (Internet Software Consortium) license[1] is a permissive, open-source license that is considered "functionally equivalent"[2] to the Simplified (2-clause) BSD[3]  and MIT[4] licenses, but with extraneous language removed. There is at least one package on CRAN which incorporates some code using it[5]. Are there plans to include this license in the list at <https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/share/licenses/license.db>? Will packages developed for R using this run into problems during submission?

You are writing to the wrong place.  You need to read the CRAN policies
on CRAN, and if they don't answer your question, write to CRAN to ask it.

Duncan Murdoch

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