[R-pkg-devel] CRAN student assistants

alejandro baranek @|ej@ndrob@r@nek @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu May 16 22:38:06 CEST 2019

I'm sorry about your feelings about my thoughts based on Hadley's related
I feel lucky to be learning from this community. I'm an R user for many
years, but only became a package developer recently and don't have the
background neither the history in the community for putting in doubt the
efforts the CRAN team make. I red some statistics, but don't have a clear
idea of the amount of work involved in CRAN maintenance. Don't even know
where to look for documentation about it.

If you tell me how can I do, I gladly can give feedback with some
observations IN PRIVATE about  experiences we had publishing in CRAN, for
improving the experience both for the developers and for the maintainers.
I'm sure the problem I want to describe is now solved, because the alarm
was set by CRAN maintainers. It is a very small issue,  by the way.

If there is a way for helping, I'm here.

I repeat, I feel lucky for finding a project (R) where I feel contained in
many of my *strange* curiosity inquires.

All the best, Ale.

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 2:41 PM Joris Meys <Joris.Meys using ugent.be> wrote:

> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 4:59 PM Hadley Wickham <h.wickham using gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am most interested in understanding what level of
> > discretion CRAN's "Studentischer administrativer Mitarbeiter" have to
> > critique the implementation of R packages
> Ing. is the german title for "Engineer". You made her name public in the
> repositories of your own organisation. So at least have the decency to
> google her before you question her competence in public. Your obvious lack
> of understanding about the Austrian education system is no excuse for
> questioning her competence.
> > I mean no disrespect towards the CRAN maintainers
> >
> The respectful thing to do, is to discuss this IN PRIVATE with Dr. Ligges
> at the next R foundation in case you really need to know. The unrespectful
> thing to do, is to gaslight on a public mailing list to the point you make
> others, like Alejandro, question the competence of CRAN maintainers.
> >
> > I do recognise that my question "Who are they?" may have been
> > perceived as overly intrusive.
> The word is "bewildering", as you know their names, and your organisation
> shared personally identifying information (i.e. her email address which
> includes the institute she WORKS for) on their github repo.
> > To clarify: I don't want to know names
> > or other personally identifying information, but I would like to know
> > in general terms how many there are, and what backgrounds they have.
> >
> That's again something you can ask Dr. Ligges IN PRIVATE at the next R
> foundation meeting, and not a subject for an open mailing list. And after
> this exchange, I would totally understand if he refuses to answer that.
> > Similarly, I don't want to know how much they are paid, just whether
> > or not they are volunteers or employees.
> >
> The budgetary arrangements between a university and their _employee_ are of
> no concern to the mailing list. Asking about such arrangements for an
> employee that's not yours, is considered highly impolite in Europe.
> RStudio has been very vocal on numerous occasions about standards they
> hold. I would appreciate if the chief scientist of RStudio abides by those
> standards.
> Thank you.
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