[Rd] citation question

Ben Bolker bolker at zoo.ufl.edu
Wed May 16 21:01:31 CEST 2007

  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


  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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