[Rd] reserving a package name
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Fri Jul 11 00:59:24 CEST 2014
On 10.07.2014 23:46, Adrian Dușa wrote:
> Dear All,
> While wanting to create a package using the name DDI (which stands for Data
> Documentation Initiative), I sent an email to the DDI Alliance and ask if
> they would mind, knowing they are now in the process of copyrighting this
> The answer I got was negative (due to possible infringements on copyright
> issues), but they thanked me for raising this matter and now asking if a
> package name can actually be reserved.
> As far as I know, it works on a first come, first served basis, but I
> think it is still worth asking.
> Since this is not an r-help issue, I have used this list instead.
Well, you cannot reserve a package name. Actually you can choose any
The story is different if you want to submit it to BioConductor or CRAN,
then the name must be unique in the BioC + CRAN world. More details in
the CRAN policies, for example.
And yes, it works on n a first come, first served basis there.
> Thanks in advance for any answer,
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