[R] License for KernSmooth?
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 15 09:08:08 CEST 2001
There *is* licencing information and you have quoted it. Since
understanding the implications is your business, I suggest you take advice
in your business.
I don't see what authority a mailing list could have to help you on this.
On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> According to the CRAN contributed packages page, the license for "KernSmooth" is
> *not* GPL. It is listed as "License: Unlimited distribution (from Dr Wand)."
> Are there any restrictions on this of any kind? Is there some written license
> document similar to the GPL license? The reason I'm asking is that the legal
> beagles in the company I work for are extremely paranoid about this sort of
> thing, for their own special and wonderful reasons. There is no licensing
> information in the tarball, either. There are certain situations where I might
> not be able to use "KernSmooth" as a result. "sm" *is* GPL, fortunately, so
> there aren't any restrictions placed on me by the aforementioned beagles. But
> IIRC "sm" doesn't do derivatives and "KernSmooth" does.
> znmeb at aracnet.com (M. Edward Borasky) http://www.aracnet.com/~znmeb
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