[Rd] Is the ISC license acceptable for CRAN?

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 06:07:23 CEST 2014

Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan <at> gmail.com> writes:

>  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.

>From http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html :

"Packages with licenses not listed at
will generally not be accepted."

 You'd better write to cran at r-project.org to ask permission.

  Ben Bolker

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