[R] S-PLUS 8 beta program [repost]

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at pdf.com
Thu Mar 30 00:37:46 CEST 2006

	  Correct:  I'm not an attorney, but I've read the GPL.  It clearly 
says that if you have software that has functionality independent of GPL 
code, the GPL applies to the code you use to connect to GPL code not to 
your original code.  Thus, Insightful would have to make publicly 
available anything special they do to link to GPL code that they can't 
reasonably claim works for other purposes.  However, they are not 
required to reveal other parts of their source code.

	  hope this helps,
	  spencer graves

Philippe Grosjean wrote:

> David Smith wrote:
>>The GPL code is available as separately-downloaded packages for S-PLUS, as
>>has been done for many years. My own Oswald library for S-PLUS was published
>>under the GPL in 1997, for example, and many other authors produce
>>open-source libraries for S-PLUS under a variety of licenses.  The only
>>difference is that they will be packaged as, well, packages rather than
>># David Smith
> Thank you for the explanation. The fact that GPL code is distributed 
> *separately* from S-PLUS is the key point here.
> PhG
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