[Rd] unlicense

frederik at ofb.net frederik at ofb.net
Sat Jan 14 02:43:16 CET 2017

I don't see why Charles' question should be taken as anything other
than an honest request for information.

As for me, I've never heard of this license, but if CRAN doesn't have
an option to license software in the public domain, then I would
support the inclusion of some such option.

FWIW, searching for "public domain software license" on Google turns
up unlicense.org as the second result.


On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:19:47PM -0500, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 13/01/2017 3:21 PM, Charles Geyer wrote:
> > I would like the unlicense (http://unlicense.org/) added to R
> > licenses.  Does anyone else think that worthwhile?
> > 
> That's a question for you to answer, not to ask.  Who besides you thinks
> that it's a good license for open source software?
> If it is recognized by the OSF or FSF or some other authority as a FOSS
> license, then CRAN would probably also recognize it.  If not, then CRAN
> doesn't have the resources to evaluate it and so is unlikely to recognize
> it.
> Duncan Murdoch
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