The 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:
- R Studio
- TIBC Analytics
- Ketchum Trading LLC
- Mango Solutions
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.