[R] License Question

David Smith david at revolution-computing.com
Mon Oct 27 19:16:56 CET 2008

As others have pointed out, you can download and use R for commercial
purposes for free.  This is allowed under the terms of the GPL under
which R is licensed.

If your company requires software to be professionally supported, you
might want to consider purchasing a version of R that includes a
support subscription. (The GPL doesn't preclude companies charging for
open-source software.)  REvolution Computing (whom I work for) offers
a version of R called RPro that includes support and additional
documentation, and the binary is optimized with high-performance math
libraries. You can find information about it at the link in my

# David Smith
David Smith <david at revolution-computing.com>
Director of Community, REvolution Computing www.revolution-computing.com
Tel: (206) 577-4778 x3203

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 6:04 AM, Freiberger, Katrin
<Katrin.Freiberger at adbag.de> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I learned about R during my studies at Cologne University of Applied Science. Now I work at Allianz Dresdner Bauspar AG and I would like to install R here too. Is there any license issues that need to be taken in consideration, any fees to pay by the company? I know there are answers to this in the FAQs but I didn't really understand the legal language. Could you therefore just give me concrete answers?
> Thanks for you help & kind regards,
> Katrin Freiberger
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