[R] Legality of copying from Splus.

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Jun 20 17:24:06 CEST 2002

>>>>> "michael" == Michael Camann <mac24 at humboldt.edu> writes:

    michael> BTW, does anyone else on the list know the license status
    michael> of code posted to the list, e.g. the ebars() function
    michael> that I posted in response to Rolf's inquiry?  How about
    michael> when that code is later incorporated into a package
    michael> released under a specific license?  For example, the
    michael> ebars() function I posted is part of a toolset for
    michael> analyses of ecological data that I plan to release later
    michael> this year under the GPL.  Did I relinquish my copyright
    michael> by posting it here without specific reference to it's
    michael> license for use?

I AM NOT A LAWYER, but as far as I know, in the USA, you have
copyright legally until you disclaim it.  i.e. putting things into the
public domain must be done explicitly (BTW, public domain is a
technical term which doesn't cover restricted use licenses, i.e. any


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