[Rd] authorship and citation

S Ellison S.Ellison at LGCGroup.com
Tue Oct 6 13:58:38 CEST 2015

> The former co-author contributed, so he is still author and probably copyright
> holder and has to be listed among the authors, otherwise it would be a CRAN
> policy violation ...

It's a bit of a philosophical question right now, but at some point in a developing package's life - particularly one that starts small but is subsequently refactored in growth - there may be no code left that was contributed by the original developer.

Is there a point at which the original developer should not stay on the author list?

S Ellison

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