[R-pkg-devel] inappropriate maintainer moniker

Ben Bolker bbo|ker @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Jul 23 02:56:40 CEST 2020

     Once all the other issues are resolved, I'd suggest e-mailing 
r-cran-submissions with this explanation and asking for clarification.

     My interpretation would have been the same as yours (i.e., that 
this is an appropriate e-mail address, and that CRAN maintainers may 
have misinterpreted it a mailing list address).

On 7/22/20 7:05 PM, brian knaus wrote:
> Hello R-pkg-devel,
> Our package vcfR,
> https://github.com/knausb/vcfR
> has been removed from CRAN because they asked me to make changes that I
> have not been able to make before their deadline. One of the issues was
> that the moniker
> "briank.lists"
> is not appropriate and that we should see CRAN policy. I interpret "CRAN
> policy" here to be the following link.
> https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html
> I'm struggling with *why* is this inappropriate, so I do not understand how
> to fix it. My attempt to interpret this issue is that this "moniker" has
> been interpreted as a "mailing list" by a CRAN member. The policy states
> that a "single designated maintainer (a person, not a mailing list)" should
> be included in the DESCRIPTION. However, in vcfR this address is a "single
> designated maintainer" (me). It's where I receive mail from various mailing
> lists I've signed up for. For example, mail I receive from "R-pkg-devel"
> comes to this address. So I feel that this is confusion on the side of
> CRAN. Does anyone see a reason for *why* this may be considered
> inappropriate?
> Thank you!
> Brian Knaus
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