[Rcpp-devel] Rcpp Makevars COPYING policy?

Darren Cook darren at dcook.org
Wed Oct 16 01:01:52 CEST 2013

> Intellectual property rights confuse the heck out of me so I wanted to ask
> explicitly before stepping on any toes. Rcpp is GPL-2. However, the
> Makevars in the ./src/ directory don't necessarily carry the same license
> header as your Cpp source. What are your intentions for derivative use of
> the Makevars files you guys use in Rcpp? Specifically, I would like to use
> your strategy in an R package to build a static lib for subsequent linking
> against by other R packages.

You could also describe your actual need on StackOverflow; IIRC the
terms and conditions explicitly say all code posted there can be treated
as public domain.

If someone gives you the same approach then perhaps there is only one
way to do it; if someone gives you a different way perhaps that will be
just as good.


P.S. This idea falls flat if someone just says take a look at the Rcpp
Makevars file ;-)

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