[Bioc-devel] Package additional maintainers

Stephanie M. Gogarten sdmorris at uw.edu
Tue Oct 31 21:57:16 CET 2017

Is this a new policy? Will packages that currently have multiple 
maintainers be required to remove all but one?

All three of the packages I maintain have multiple maintainers listed. 
In two cases, I added a second maintainer to the packages before I went 
on parental leave, to ensure that someone would be able to respond to 
issues in a timely manner. In the third case, I took over primary 
maintenance of a package from its original author, but he would still 
like to able to submit changes to Bioconductor. In all these cases, I 
think the ability to have multiple maintainers has improved the 
reliability of the packages, rather than the reverse.


On 10/31/17 4:16 AM, Wolfgang Huber wrote:
> In this matter, Bioconductor follows the CRAN policy:
> https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html
> "The package’s DESCRIPTION file must show both the name and email 
> address of a single designated maintainer (a person, not a mailing list)."
> I understand that the intention for this is to have a single point of 
> contact for package-related queries from others. This person can then, 
> of course, delegate the work as they see fit.
>      Kind regards
>          Wolfgang
> 31.10.17 10:45, Fatemehsadat Seyednasrollah scripsit:
>> Hi,
>> I wanted to ask how can I add additional maintainers who can update 
>> git and consequently the package. I think there should be instructions 
>> but I could nt find.
>> Best regards,
>> Fatemeh
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