[Rd] citation question

From: Ben Bolker <bolker_at_zoo.ufl.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 15:01:31 -0400

  I want to put the correct information into the "author" field of the DESCRIPTION file for my bbmle package, which is a modified and extended version of the mle code in the stats4 package.

  If I put only myself as author I feel like I'm ignoring the contribution of R-Core (and I think Peter Dalgaard in particular) in writing the original code. If I add "R Development Core Team" to the author list I feel I am suggesting that they might be responsible for my changes. Neither seems entirely appropriate.


  Ben Bolker

PS this is my current DESCRIPTION file:

Package: bbmle
Title: Maximum likelihood estimation
Version: 0.7
Date: 2007/05/16
Author: Ben Bolker
Maintainer: Ben Bolker <bolker_at_zoo.ufl.edu> Depends: R (>= 2.0.0), methods, stats, graphics Description: Methods and functions for fitting maximum likelihood models in R. This package modifies and extends the mle classes in the stats4 library, written by the R Development Core Team. License: GPL

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