[R] commercial purpose

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Jul 23 16:07:30 CEST 2001

>>>>> "srinivasa" == srinivasa raghavan <sristatistician at yahoo.com> writes:

    srinivasa> Hi,
    srinivasa> I want to know can R language and the system be used
    srinivasa> for commercial purposes.

Yes, of course, the idea of free software is that anyone is free to *use*

The GPL (GNU Public Licence) will come into play when you think about
distributing software that builds on top of R.
Note that I'm not at all the expert here.
Start reading  at  http://www.fsf.org/copyleft/gpl.html

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