[Rd] Snippets from other packages/ License

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 16:52:00 CET 2013

> If you wish to fork the original code and include the code directly in
> your package, then your package will also need to be GPL>=3, you will need
> to list the authors of that code as Contributors in your DESCRIPTION file,
> and I would strongly recommend that you place this code in a separate .R
> file in your package, with a separate Copyright and License comment block in
> that separate file stating the origins and license for this code snippet.

Another option is to email the original author and ask if they'd be
willing to license the code to you under whatever license your package
currently uses.


Chief Scientist, RStudio

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