[Rd] forking a CRAN project
friendly at yorku.ca
Tue Mar 4 16:50:07 CET 2014
There is a CRAN package licensed just as "GPL", say, XX, I want to use
in a book.
But I've needed to modify the package to make it do what I need for
The package author(s) are amenable to my modifications, but probably
incorporate them into the CRAN version any time soon.
Am I allowed, under GPL, to create a new version of the package, say
XX2, in a
public repository such as R-Forge or github? I would, of course,
authorship, though perhaps take over the maintainer role. For my
the book, I don't necessarily need to release my version to CRAN; just a
a reader could download from.
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