[R-pkg-devel] Extending MIT software
cdetermanjr at gmail.com
Fri May 29 14:06:30 CEST 2015
Thank you Thomas, I guess there is nothing, that I am aware of, that
prevents me from releasing with GPL >= 2 but I wanted to get some insights
as to what would be a best practice. I prefer to give as much credit as
possible where it is do.
On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Thomas Petzoldt <
Thomas.Petzoldt at tu-dresden.de> wrote:
> 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
>> and COPYRIGHT HOLDER.
>> 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?
> 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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