[R] Making a new package: licence
f.calboli at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Jul 8 13:26:07 CEST 2011
On 8 Jul 2011, at 12:06, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 11-07-08 6:20 AM, Federico Calboli wrote:
>> HI All,
>> I have written and succesfully uploaded a new package. The licence it is under is 'GPL' --no version. My assumption is, since all the code is written in R the licence R used for R would affect the code (hence my "GPL" stands for "whatever version of the GPL R is under")
>> I am happy with the licencing I used, but I'd like to ask if there is any transitive propery of IP licencing or if I am mistaken.
> I believe you are mistaken: your package is your code, so the license someone else used is irrelevant. I would interpret 'GPL' to mean 'whatever version of GPL the user finds to be convenient'. So if GPL v1 (which I've never actually seen) or GPL v4 (which has not been released) contained some right that I liked, I would assume that you've granted me that right.
Ok, thanks for that. I though that, since R in under GPL-v2, I can only release my code under GPL-v2 because the code is written in R and probably qualifies as a derivative work.
On uploading the new version (a matter of days), I will specify the GPL version.
> Duncan Murdoch
>> Federico C. F. Calboli
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Federico C. F. Calboli
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Imperial College, St. Mary's Campus
Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG
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