[Rd] authorship and citation

Martyn Plummer plummerm at iarc.fr
Tue Oct 6 14:18:24 CEST 2015

On 06 Oct 2015, at 14:09, S Ellison <S.Ellison at lgcgroup.com> wrote:

>> 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.

That is indeed the philosophical question of the ship of Theseus.


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