[R] Good Will Legal Question

John Fox j|ox @end|ng |rom mcm@@ter@c@
Tue Mar 21 18:19:28 CET 2023

Dear Arid Sweeting,

R-help is probably not the place to ask this question, although perhaps 
since you're seeking moral advice, people might want to say something. I 
would normally expect to see a query like this addressed to the R 
website webmasters, of which I'm one -- with the caveat that the R 
Foundation doesn't give legal advice.

Just to be sure, you say that you read the rules for use of the R logo, 
so I assume that you've seen <https://www.r-project.org/logo/>, which 
seems entirely clear to me. I think that it's safe to say that if the R 
Foundation wanted to limit commercial use of the R logo, it wouldn't 
have released it under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. I'm not sure what moral 
issues concern you.

I hope this helps,

John Fox, Professor Emeritus
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
web: https://socialsciences.mcmaster.ca/jfox/

On 2023-03-21 6:18 a.m., Coding Hoodies wrote:
> Hi R Team!,
> We are opening a new start up soon, codinghoodies.com, we want to make coders feel stylish.
> Out of goodwill I wanted to ask you formally if I can have permission to use the standard R logo on the front of hoodies to sell? I have read your rules but wanted to ask as I feel a moral right to email you asking to show support and respect for the R project.
> If it makes it easier I could build send a picture of the hoodie with the logo on to you to see if this is acceptable.
> Arid Sweeting
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