[R] Share R.net dll without having to share R script code?

Narendra Modi bjpmodi2016 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 16:43:58 CEST 2016

Thanks Duncan. That's useful to know.

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Duncan Murdoch
<murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14/10/2016 10:00 AM, Narendra Modi wrote:
>> Hello Gurus,
>> I have built a code snippet using R.net wherein I call couple of R
>> scripts to run optimization packages and use the output in C# code.
>> The way I call the R scripts is just by providing its location in the
>> C# code.
>> So, if I have to share the .dll of the complete program, I will also
>> have to share the R scripts; actual code. Is there anyway to avoid it;
>> not having to share the r script code with users/testers.
>> I am considerably new to R. Any suggestion in this direction is
>> appreciated!
> I don't know what the R.net .dll is, but if it includes R, you need to share
> the complete source code of anything you distribute that includes it.  The R
> scripts will be only a small part of that.
> Sharing less than that is a copyright violation, since you are only licensed
> to distribute R under the GPL license, and it requires that you share code
> of the original and your modifications.
> Duncan Murdoch

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