[R] License Question
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rplus at experience-rplus.com
Tue Oct 28 08:01:09 CET 2008
Yes we do follow the legal terms very carefully and make sure our general
counsel reviews all these stuff.
To answer your question, we do not distribute R. We distribute R-PLUS.
When users ask us about 'R license', it usually refers to potential hidden
costs. However you are right that explaining the GPL terms is paramount.
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [R] License Question
From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Mon, October 27, 2008 6:59 pm
To: rplus at experience-rplus.com
Cc: r-help at r-project.org
rplus at experience-rplus.com wrote:
> R is completely free - no License. We've built a supported user friendly
> version: R-PLUS
This statement is not correct. R is licensed under the GPL. This is a
"free software" license, but it is not the same as having no license.
There are obligations under the GPL that anyone who distributes GPL'd
software should be aware of.
Does XL Solutions distribute R? Does it follow its obligations under
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> --- On Mon, 10/27/08, Freiberger, Katrin <Katrin.Freiberger at ADBag.de>
> > From: Freiberger, Katrin <Katrin.Freiberger at ADBag.de>
> > Subject: [R] License Question
> > To: r-help at r-project.org
> > Date: Monday, October 27, 2008, 6:04 AM
> > 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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