[Rd] Citation if copying R base code

Peter Meissner retep.meissner at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 16:05:22 CET 2014

But how might I do that?

Writing GPL in DESCRIPTION and putting my name in every R-file?

Am 2014-11-06 15:46, schrieb Hadley Wickham:
>>> And if yes how to do it best? What is the standard procedure here?
>>> Should I include base package authors as contributors in DESCRIPTION???
>>> Am I allowed to use MIT + file license with that or is it wrong to do so?
>> No, you must use the GPL, since the code you copied is licensed under
>> the GPL.  You can choose to use version 2 or 3 (or both).  You do not
>> have permission to re-license R code under a different license.
> I think it's slightly murkier than that - MIT is GPL compatible, so
> you could license the code you've written as MIT, but the package as a
> whole would need to be GPL-2/3.
> Hadley

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