Since the announcement of the R Consortium on June 30, the members of the Consortium have begun the mission of supporting the R project and the vast community of R users around the world. The first task was to appoint members of the Board of the R Consortium, and to that end we are pleased to announce the following board members:
JJ Allaire, RStudio
Louis Bajuk-Yorgan, Tibco
John Chambers, R Foundation
Richard Pugh, Mango Solutions
David Smith, Microsoft
We are also pleased to announce that Richard Pugh has been elected as President of the R Consortium board.
The next step is to form the Infrastructure Steering Committee, which will then select and oversee the various projects undertaken by the R Consortium on behalf of its members and the R Community. The R Consortium Board welcomes suggestions from the R Community of suitable projects pursue. We will publish a formal process for proposals soon, but in the meantime we welcome suggestions from anyone to firstname.lastname@example.org.