[R] Should there be an R-beginners list?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 00:28:59 CET 2013

On 13-11-24 5:42 PM, Steve Lianoglou wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Duncan Murdoch
> <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 13-11-24 4:13 PM, Yihui Xie wrote:
>>> I do not see how it can be illegal to download and duplicate the
>>> posts, since all the content is licensed under CC BY-SA. I might have
>>> missed something there: http://stackexchange.com/legal If that is
>>> really the case, I think I will have to reconsider if I should use it
>>> any more.
>> I'm not a lawyer, but I see claims restricting users to "personal use".
> I guess one would have to clarify what is and isn't possible with the
> data. I'm guessing they are trying to scare people/entities away from
> trawling SO and repackaging it into another inko/knowledgebase
> offering.

But that is exactly the capability I was asking for, and it's a 
capability which the mailing list currently has.  (E.g.  nabble 
repackages the list, and there are lots of sites that archive it.)

> That having been said, there is a SO clone that was developed by the
> folks at biostars.org which is an OSS StackOverflow "clone"
> https://github.com/ialbert/biostar-central
> Someone would just need to host it, though.
> Given SO's critical mass, though, I think it's hard to argue against
> simply using that.

Not for me.

Duncan Murdoch

> -steve

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