[R-pkg-devel] license for package

Drew Schmidt schmidt at math.utk.edu
Fri May 29 14:23:50 CEST 2015

On 05/29/2015 07:56 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> Lastly, in many cases [eg when you link against libR], the "aggregate work"
> will be under GPL (>= 2) anyway.  But within the "aggregate work" the code
> you added can be under a different license (as long as it is compatible).

This is the generally the FSF's interpretation, but others disagree; for 
instance http://www.law.washington.edu/lta/swp/law/derivative.html.

In reality, this stuff has never been tested in court, so no one really 
knows what the rules are.


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