[R] I'm Working On A Data Security Article - Quick Question
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Mon Feb 11 11:36:56 CET 2019
To your question about, "are you ok with me possibly linking to"
a 2008 thread on r-help subject: "[R] R is a virus, spyware or malware
(gasp!)", I think that would be considered a friendly gesture PROVIDED
you honestly portrayed the conclusion that any checker for malicious
software that flags R or RGUI (or RStudio, now, also), is likely wrong:
This is free, open-source software with probably millions of users
worldwide and currently almost 14,000 contributed packages available on
the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), and all the code is checked
on multiple platforms several times per week, including for malicious
code. Any such code is isolated and removed. "CRAN Repository
Policy" includes, "The code and examples provided in a package should
never do anything which might be regarded as malicious or anti-social",
and provides several "examples from past experience."
Hope this helps.
On 2019-02-11 03:53, Berend Hasselman wrote:
> Just read the complete thread.
> That will clarify.
> Nothing wrong with R or RGUI; the virus checker is wrong.
> Berend Hasselman
>> On 10 Feb 2019, at 15:57, Murris Johnson <murrjohn321 using gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a quick question for you about a page on your site that briefly
>> mentions a data security topic, https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2008-May/162561.html.
>> I plan on writing a few guest authored articles in the next month or so
>> that talk about data security & breaches, are you ok with me possibly
>> linking to your above-mentioned webpage?
>> I'm not entirely sure which sites I may link to or reference in the
>> articles yet, but I'd like to have a few different options to choose
>> from... so please let me know what you think when you have a moment to let
>> me know. Whatever you decide, thanks for your time and I don't expect a
>> response if you're not interested. Thanks.
>> PS: If this question was a disturbance, click this
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