[R] R licensing query

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 16:48:22 CEST 2010

On 17/06/2010 10:26 AM, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> I think there is something else going on here, since no "security" organization would accept an email from a nonexistent organization as justification for adding software that they are suspicious of to their system.

The R Foundation is not "nonexistent", but our answer to the questions 
about compatibility and harmlessness are in the banner you get when you 
start it:

R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.

This is a shorter version of the longer non-warranty in paragraph 11 of 
the GPL v2, which you can see by running


from within R.

Duncan Murdoch
> On the other hand, if you can't figure out what is really going on, and you can loosen up some funds, you can probably get Revolutions R to provider you with commercial support.
> "McAllister, Gina" <gina.mcallister at luht.scot.nhs.uk> wrote:
> >I have recently started a new job at an NHS hospital in Scotland.  Since
> >I took up this post 6 months ago I have had an ongoing dispute with the
> >IT secutiry dept. who refuse to install R on my computer.  I previously
> >worked in another branch of the NHS where R was widely used and yet
> >there is nothing I can say which will persuade the IT dept here to even
> >visit the website!  With some help from our head of department, they
> >have now agreed to install R but only if they receive an email from 'R'
> >ensuring that it is licensed for commercial use, is compaitable with
> >Windows XP and will not affect the networked computer system here.  My
> >only other option for data anlaysis is Excel, we have no money for
> >S-plus or any other stats programme.  Can anyone suggest anything or
> >send me a suitable email?
> > 
> >Many thanks,
> >Georgina
> >
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