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Automate CRAN full license text workaround #10

dhimmel opened this Issue Jan 3, 2017 · 2 comments


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dhimmel commented Jan 3, 2017

Currently the R-exts guidelines discourage package authors from including the full license text in the source repository (see tidyverse/tidyr#262). However, this is problematic as repositories are major points of distribution.

While CRAN seemed unlikely to change their policies, there is a simple workaround implemented in tidyverse/tidyr#267. @hadley suggested I open an issue here to create a "standard helper so that this is automated".


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dhimmel commented Apr 19, 2017

See tidyverse/tidyr@1e051d3 as an example.


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hadley commented Aug 2, 2017

In brief, use and .Rbuildignore that file. Start with templates for GPL-3, GPL-2 and MIT

@hadley hadley added the feature label Aug 9, 2017

@hadley hadley closed this in cc259af Aug 10, 2017

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