[Rd] Citation if copying R base code
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Thu Nov 6 16:11:49 CET 2014
On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Peter Meissner
<retep.meissner at gmail.com> wrote:
> But how might I do that?
> Writing GPL in DESCRIPTION and putting my name in every R-file?
Maybe see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html
It has some example header that you can put in each source file.
> Am 2014-11-06 15:46, schrieb Hadley Wickham:
>>>> And if yes how to do it best? What is the standard procedure here?
>>>> Should I include base package authors as contributors in DESCRIPTION???
>>>> Am I allowed to use MIT + file license with that or is it wrong to do
>>> No, you must use the GPL, since the code you copied is licensed under
>>> the GPL. You can choose to use version 2 or 3 (or both). You do not
>>> have permission to re-license R code under a different license.
>> I think it's slightly murkier than that - MIT is GPL compatible, so
>> you could license the code you've written as MIT, but the package as a
>> whole would need to be GPL-2/3.
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