[R] R Community mailing list

From: Patrick Burns <pburns_at_pburns.seanet.com>
Date: Sun 18 Jun 2006 - 21:48:11 EST

Several weeks ago the idea of an 'R Community' mailing list was discussed. I was impatiently awaiting the announcement for it, so asked Martin Maechler about it yesterday. I misinterpreted his message on the subject, so perhaps others did as well.

Martin is seeking a couple of volunteers to whom he can hand the keys of the mailing list.

Besides doing Rolf's homework for him, a couple other ideas for the list were expressed.

The first was that it could be used as a meta-mailinglist for dealing with such issues as what to do about people who are annoying on the lists (at this point in the conversation glances were cast in my direction -- I'm not sure what that means).

The second idea was that it could decentralize tasks. This is otherwise known as getting things done without bugging the hell out of R Core. For example the birth of the R Wiki, successful as it has been, would have been smoother with such a list.

Patrick Burns
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