[R-pkg-devel] licensing and releasing a package that copies code from dplyr

Robert M. Flight rflight79 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 05:27:04 CET 2018

Hi All,

hoping for some wisdom and guidance about licensing a package I created.

I created a package, knitrProgressBar (
https://github.com/rmflight/knitrProgressBar), that rips out the
dplyr::progress_estimated internal function into essentially it's own
package (to avoid some dependencies and do some custom things with it), and
then added some code for decision logic.

dplyr is licensed under MIT, with RStudio as the copyright holder, and
various individuals listed as authors under Authors at R.

I understand I would list myself as the "creator" in the Authors at R field
for knitrProgressBar, but I'm not sure who should be listed as authors and
copyright holders, and how this information needs to be incorporated into
the LICENSE file.

I would like to have everything squared away properly so that this package
can eventually be submitted and potentially available via CRAN.

Guidance would be very much appreciated.



Robert M Flight, PhD
Bioinformatics Research Associate
Puller of Rabbits from Hats
Research Parasite
Resource Center for Stable Isotope Resolved Metabolomics
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Markey Cancer Center
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University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

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