[R] licensing of R packages

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 14 12:51:15 CET 2008

On Fri, 14 Nov 2008, Carlos Ungil wrote:


> PS: By the way, I think FAQ 2.11 should be fixed: it states that "R is
> released under the GNU General Public License (GPL)", without
> specifying the version and linking to
> http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html (GPLv3). However, the COPYING
> file in the R directory corresponds to GPL2.

This not the address to report changes needed in the FAQ: that is in the 
FAQ itself (section 1.5).  For historical reasons the FAQ is maintained 
outside the R repositories, so the correct reporting procedures are 

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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