Rainer M Krug <rai...@krugs.de> writes: > These packages all depend on R itself. > > So isn't this the same as in emacs / elisp? Isn't an exporter / .el file > the same as a package in R, something which enhances the original > product using a provided interface (the functions) but does not change > anything in the original program (R or emacs)?
It's both the same and different. The legal question of whether R packages are derivative works of R is similar to the question of elisp packages that use editing primitives are derivative works of emacs. The social question is totally separate. It's obvious OK in the R world to have packages under other licenses. In the emacs world, it's far From obvious.
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