On 2015-07-27, at 15:09, Greg Troxel <g...@ir.bbn.com> wrote: > 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.
OK, so let me pose another question: what if I *don't* distribute a package? (Whatever "distribution" means, it's probably unclear, but let us rely on common sense.) Best, -- Marcin Borkowski http://octd.wmi.amu.edu.pl/en/Marcin_Borkowski Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Adam Mickiewicz University