[R-pkg-devel] Extending MIT software

Thomas Petzoldt Thomas.Petzoldt at tu-dresden.de
Thu May 28 17:59:40 CEST 2015


I am not a lawyer, but as far as I know, the MIT license allows 
re-licensing of derived work under the GPL.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/License_compatibility


So what speaks against releasing your derived work under the GPL >= 2?


On 28.05.2015 17:48, Charles Determan wrote:
> When developing a new package we want to have a license attributed to that
> package.  That said, I am a little confused how one would approach the MIT
> license.  I am working on a package that extends upon another library that
> has the MIT license.  I know that I need to create a LICENSE file with YEAR
> My question is, would the copyright holder be just the authors for this
> given R package or a combination of the R package authors and the original
> library authors?
> Regards,
> Charles

Dr. Thomas Petzoldt
Technische Universitaet Dresden
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Institute of Hydrobiology
01062 Dresden, Germany

E-Mail: thomas.petzoldt at tu-dresden.de

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