[R-pkg-devel] How to refer to COPYRIGHTS and AUTHORS extra files in DESCRIPTION
Robert M. Flight
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Tue Jul 7 19:55:26 CEST 2020
Here is a description of the strategy I used a couple of years ago.
On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 1:52 PM Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor using gmail.com> wrote:
> here is an example from a package that was accepted relatively recently:
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM git demont <git.demont using gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Sorry for asking again, but I got absolutely no advice on how to
> > correctly refer to extra copyrights and authors files in package
> > DESCRIPTION.
> > I know this can be considered as impolite and I don't want to do so.
> > So, I waited one week until sending the present message and I promise I
> > will not send another to ask for the same thing after this one.
> > Best,
> > Yohann
> > On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 4:04 PM git demont <git.demont using gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I am developing a package called 'IFC'.
> > > https://github.com/gitdemont/IFC/
> > > <https://github.com/gitdemont/IFC/tree/v0.0.7>
> > >
> > > Last submission (v0.0.7) was almost the final one to get it CRAN
> > > https://github.com/gitdemont/IFC/tree/v0.0.7
> > > It was manually checked and it should be accepted if I removed a
> > > (that I unfortunately forgot).
> > >
> > > For the next submission ( I hope it will be the good one ), in
> addition to
> > > fixing the dontrun, I would like to include a small modification that
> > > not asked. I would like to avoid another round of submission/review by
> > > introducing an issue that was not here. In DESCRIPTION of 'IFC', I am
> > > inviting users to refer to files for copyrights and authorship. "See
> > > inst/COPYRIGHTS and file inst/AUTHORS for a list of copyright holders
> > > authors"
> > >
> > > However, I am not sure whether I should say 'inst/COPYRIGHTS' and
> > > 'inst/AUTHORS' because these files are in the 'inst/' directory of the
> > > built tar.gz, or if I should only refer to 'COPYRIGHTS' and 'AUTHORS'
> > > (without inst/) because once installed these files will be at the root
> > > IFC library directory.
> > > The same question olds for "Copyright: file inst/COPYRIGHTS".
> > >
> > > In CRAN policies, one can read:
> > > "Where copyrights are held by an entity other than the package authors,
> > > this should preferably be indicated via ‘cph’ roles in the ‘Authors using R’
> > > field, or using a ‘Copyright’ field (if necessary referring to an
> > > inst/COPYRIGHTS file)."
> > > In 'RcppMsgPack' for instance we have:
> > > - in the description: "See the files 'COPYRIGHTS' and 'AUTHORS' for a
> > > list of copyright holders and contributors to 'msgpack-c'."
> > > - in the copyrights: "inst/COPYRIGHTS".
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Yohann
> > >
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