[R] R licence
izahn at psych.rochester.edu
Thu Apr 7 16:46:03 CEST 2011
I don't think R-help is the appropriate place for this question.
Probably you will have more luck at http://www.theattorneysforum.com/
or some such.
On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Matthew Dowle <mdowle at mdowle.plus.com> wrote:
> Letting you know then that I just don't see how the first paragraph here :
> is compatible with clause 2(b) here :
> Perhaps somebody could explain why it is?
> "Duncan Murdoch" <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:4D9DA9FF.9020103 at gmail.com...
>> On 07/04/2011 7:47 AM, Matthew Dowle wrote:
>>> If the proprietary part of REvolution's product is ok, then surely
>>> Stanislav's suggestion is too. No?
>> Revolution has said that they believe they follow the GPL, and they
>> haven't been challenged on that. If you think that they don't, you could
>> let an R copyright holder know what they're doing that's a license
>> My opinion of Stanislav's question is that he doesn't give enough
>> information to answer. If he is planning to distribute R as part of his
>> product, he needs to follow the GPL. If not, I don't think any R
>> copyright holder has anything to complain about.
>> Duncan Murdoch
>>> "peter dalgaard"<PDalgd at gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:BE157CF5-9B4B-45A0-A7D4-363B774F114A at gmail.com...
>>> > On Apr 7, 2011, at 09:45 , Stanislav Bek wrote:
>>> >> Hi,
>>> >> is it possible to use some statistic computing by R in proprietary
>>> >> software?
>>> >> Our software is written in c#, and we intend to use
>>> >> http://rdotnet.codeplex.com/
>>> >> to get R work there. Especially we want to use loess function.
>>> > You need to take legal advice to be certain, but offhand I would say
>>> > that
>>> > this kind of circumvention of the GPL is _not_ allowed.
>>> > It all depends on whether the end product is a "derivative work", in
>>> > which
>>> > case, the whole must be distributed under a GPL-compatible licence.
>>> > The
>>> > situation around GPL-incompatible plug-ins or plug-ins interfacing to
>>> > R in
>>> > GPL -incompatible software is legally murky, but using R as a
>>> > subroutine
>>> > library for proprietary code is clearly crossing the line, as far as I
>>> > can
>>> > tell.
>>> > --
>>> > Peter Dalgaard
>>> > Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
>>> > Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
>>> > Phone: (+45)38153501
>>> > Email: pd.mes at cbs.dk Priv: PDalgd at gmail.com
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