[R] Making a new package: licence

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Jul 8 17:12:43 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Federico Calboli
<f.calboli at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 8 Jul 2011, at 15:56, Spencer Graves wrote:
>>> 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.
>>      Did you include someone else's GPL-vx code (possibly modified by you) as part of your code in a way that someone could claim that your code does NOT have a useful functionality and independent existence without that?
> Nope. Nevertheless my code would not have a functionality without R, hence I feel GPL v2, the same R is under, is appropiate for my package.

 Note that whatever GPL version you want to release your code as you
can't just say "This code is released under GPL-blah". You also have
to include a copy of the relevant GPL license, usually in a file
called LICENSE or COPYING. I think. A lawyer I am not.


More information about the R-help mailing list