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Re: relicense SPSS reading code?

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: relicense SPSS reading code?
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2013 22:42:35 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, Aug 03, 2013 at 07:35:56AM +0200, John Darrington wrote:
> I would not be tototally against it.  But I think a better solution would be
> to change the licence of R to GPL3+

I agree that that would be preferable.  I do not know R well, so I do
not know whether there is some barrier.

> At the end of the day, the copyright belongs to the FSF, so the
> decision would lie with them.

It seems to be customary, at least, within the FSF, to allow the authors
of FSF copyrighted code to relicense it to free software licenses.  For
example, this is often done for gnulib modules.

I think that your other questions are apt.  I hope to learn the answers.

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