[R-pkg-devel] [R] a question of etiquette

Spencer Graves @pencer@gr@ve@ @end|ng |rom e||ect|vede|en@e@org
Tue Jun 2 17:22:11 CEST 2020

       Can Dr. Sharp kindly provide a credible reference, discussing the 
alleged ambiguities in GPL-2 and GPL-3 that convince some companies to 
avoid them?

       I like Wikimedia Foundation projects like Wikipedia, where almost 
anyone can change almost anything, and what stays tends to be written 
from a neutral point of view, citing credible sources.  I get several 
emails a day notifying me of changes in articles I'm "watching".  FUD, 
vandalism, etc., are generally reverted fairly quickly or moved to the 
"Talk" page associated with each article, where the world is invited to 
provide credible source(s).

       Spencer Graves

On 2020-06-02 10:12, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 2 June 2020 at 10:06, R. Mark Sharp wrote:
> | The GPL-2 and GPL-3 licenses are apparently sufficiently ambiguous in the legal community that some companies avoid them.
> Wittgenstein:  'That whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must remain silent'
> This is a mailing list of the R project. R is a GNU Project. R is licensed
> under the GPL, version two or later. That has not stopped large corporations
> from using R, adopting R, or starting or acquiring R related businesses.
> If you have a strong urge to spread FUD about the GPL and R, could you have the
> modicum of etiquette to not do it on a mailing list of the R Project?
> Dirk

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