[R] R licence

peter dalgaard PDalgd at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 16:58:09 CEST 2011

On Apr 7, 2011, at 16:36 , Matthew Dowle wrote:

> Duncan,
> Letting you know then that I just don't see how the first paragraph here :
> http://www.revolutionanalytics.com/downloads/gpl-sources.php
> is compatible with clause 2(b) here :
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
> Perhaps somebody could explain why it is?

As I understand it, they believe that it falls under the "mere aggregation" exception at the end of sec.2, and they believe that their plugins are not "derived works", but add-ons. The legal hair-splitting is rather painful... 

Peter Dalgaard
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