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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 16:24:27 CET 2013

On 25/11/2013 8:47 AM, Hadley Wickham 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".
> Neither am I, but I don't see any claims about personal use in the
> "Subscriber Content" section, which is what concerns content that
> other people have uploaded to stackoverflow. As Yihui says, all
> questions and answers (as opposed to the stuff written by
> stackoverflow the company) is licensed with
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/.
> I suspect you'll find that the mailing list is in more of a grey area
> since authors own the copyright to their posts and haven't agreed to
> any redistribution (apart from what is obvious in signing up for a
> mailing list).

I like the colour grey.  It means that the mailing list is archived in 
lots of places.  SO isn't.

Duncan Murdoch

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