[Bioc-devel] Multiple Bioconductor Maintainers?

Obenchain, Valerie V@lerie@Obench@in @ending from Ro@wellP@rk@org
Wed Aug 22 17:01:32 CEST 2018

Hi Charles,

We want just one person in the 'Maintainer' field in DESCRIPTION so there is a single point of contact.

You can give multiple people commit access to the package on the git.bioconductor.org server. To do this, write this list (bioc-devel) and provide the emails and github usernames of the persons to add. Alternatively you could add these other people as collaborators on your github account - this would allow multiple active developers but restrict one person pushing to the git.bioconductor.org server.


On 08/21/2018 01:51 PM, Warden, Charles wrote:


Somebody asked if they could be added as a maintainer for a Bioconductor package.  Is it possible to have more than one maintainer for a package?

My understanding was that packages were typically maintained by one person, but I wanted to double-check.  Otherwise, I see that I can add multiple authors (with e-mail addresses), which might be OK in this case.



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