[R-sig-ME] Lack of replies from me

Andrew Robinson A.Robinson at ms.unimelb.edu.au
Sat Feb 7 21:13:06 CET 2009

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 08:33:59AM -0600, Douglas Bates wrote:
> I regret that I have been absent from the list for some time.  It
> happens that in the last couple of weeks I have been involved in a
> series of extremely unpleasant interactions on another, private email
> list that have left me with little enthusiasm for developing and
> supporting CRAN packages.  One conclusion I have reached from these
> interactions is that I will never allow lme4 to be a recommended
> package in R.  I am even having doubts about whether I want it to
> continue to be a CRAN package at all, as opposed to, say, moving it to
> Bioconductor or even switching development to another language.
> I'm sure the last option would be "cutting off my nose to spite my
> face" and I don't expect I would ever do that.  There are many
> wonderful aspects to R and many reasons why I want to continue to use
> it.  But right now I find myself forced to evaluate options other than
> putting a package on CRAN.

I'm very sorry to hear about your frustrations, Doug.  I'm sure that I
speak for all of us when I say that we'll continue to use and support
lme4 regardless of the delivery mechanism.

Warm wishes

Andrew Robinson  
Department of Mathematics and Statistics            Tel: +61-3-8344-6410
University of Melbourne, VIC 3010 Australia               (prefer email)
http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/~andrewpr              Fax: +61-3-8344-4599

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