[Rd] Snippets from other packages/ License

Felix Schönbrodt nicebread at gmx.net
Fri Mar 15 08:41:41 CET 2013

Thanks Brian and Hadley,

these all seem to be reasonable approaches! 
(For the current package I think I'll depend on the other one, but it's good to know how to proceed for future situations …).


Am 14.03.2013 um 16:52 schrieb Hadley Wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com>:

>> 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.
> Hadley
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