[R-pkg-devel] Maintainer a Group

John Muschelli mu@che|||j2 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Jun 25 23:52:13 CEST 2019

So a single email is not a mailing list and it's a research group, so not
really a corporate entity.  I don't see WHY explicitly this isn't allowed.
I understand that this decision has been made with a lot of thought in
mind, though.  This would make it much easier for research groups to not
orphan packages because the maintainer/student leaves and we can't really
centralize our code bases.


On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 5:48 PM Max Turgeon <Max.Turgeon using umanitoba.ca>

> Hi John,
> "Writing R Extensions" is quite explicit about this:
> For a CRAN package it should be a *person*, not a mailing list and not a
> corporate entity
> Best,
> Max
> On Jun 25, 2019 3:45 PM, John Muschelli <muschellij2 using gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Package Devs,
> Does anyone have any thoughts on whether a maintainer can be an
> organization/group instead of a person for CRAN?  I don't see there being
> an issue as long as the "maintainer" is responsive and fixes issues.  Just
> figured I'd ask before trying this for some packages.
> Best,
> John
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