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RThe R Consortium has been founded and recently launched under an Open Source Governance and Foundation model. This is in response to the growing use of R and its communities.

The initial members of the R Consortium include:

  • Microsoft
  • R Studio
  • TIBC Analytics
  • Alteryx
  • Google
  • HP
  • Ketchum Trading LLC
  • Mango Solutions
  • Oracle

The mission statement is listed as:

The central mission of the R Consortium is to work with and provide support to the R Foundation and to the key organizations developing, maintaining, distributing and using R software through the identification, development and implementation of infrastructure projects.

They have also listed a potential number of projects they will be involved with:

  • strengthening the R Forge infrastructure;
  • assisting the Stanford University group running user!R 2016;
  • developing documentation; and
  • encouraging increased communication and collaboration among users and developers of the R language.

One to watch going forward for influencing the R Community.

Source https://www.r-consortium.org

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