[R] Legality of copying from Splus.
rpeng at stat.ucla.edu
Thu Jun 20 18:27:53 CEST 2002
> BTW, does anyone else on the list know the license status of code posted
> to the list, e.g. the ebars() function that I posted in response to Rolf's
> inquiry? How about when that code is later incorporated into a package
> released under a specific license? For example, the ebars() function I
> posted is part of a toolset for analyses of ecological data that I plan
> to release later this year under the GPL. Did I relinquish my copyright
> by posting it here without specific reference to it's license for use?
I believe the license status is determined by you and your copyright over
the code is effective immediately (as soon as you post it). I think most
people who post code here implicitly put it in the public domain, but that
does not need to be the case.
UCLA Department of Statistics
rpeng at stat.ucla.edu
On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Michael Camann wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Rolf Turner wrote:
> > [Can't anybody ***read*** these days?]
> Evidently I (and others) misunderstood your request. I thought you were
> asking about the specific function error.bar(). Since your question is
> more general, I assume that you actually have an S-Plus license or that
> you have unlicensed access to S-Plus code. If that's the case, have you
> ***read*** the copyright? I should think that it's rather clear on this
> While on the topic, I suggest that you read the Free Software Foundation
> GNU Public License, under which R and many (all?) of its contributed
> packages are released. It too is quite specific regarding such things as
> how R code propogates its open source model into deriviative software
> built onto R or R packages licensed under the GPL.
> --Mike C.
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