R Consortium Simplifies Membership Structure to Increase Opportunities for Silver Level Members

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Two membership
levels now available: Platinum and Silver

SAN
FRANCISCO, January 29, 2020
– The R Consortium,
a Linux
Foundation
project supporting the R Foundation and R community,
today announced a shift in its membership structure, allowing increased
opportunities for Silver Level members. The new approach simplifies the
membership structure to streamline the R Consortium organization, recruit more
members, and attract expertise to technical committees and working groups. It
is aimed at organizations that are interested in participating in R Consortium
governance and helping steer direction of R language infrastructure development
and events participation around the globe.

“We hope that simplifying the R Consortium
membership structure will enable even more companies that benefit from the R
language to join the R Community and help expand R’s unique contributions to
statistical computing and open source data science,” said Joseph Rickert, R
Community Ambassador, R Studio, and R Consortium Board Chair.

Full membership details, including benefits and
pricing, are available here: https://www.r-consortium.org/about/join

“The R Consortium is strengthening the R
community by improving infrastructure and building for long term stability. The
more voices involved, the broader the support becomes. We wanted to explicitly
reach out to companies and organizations that want to become members and care
about the future of R. With this simplified structure, it is easier than ever
to join our technical committees and working groups,” said Hadley Wickham,
Infrastructure Steering Committee Chair, R Consortium. “The R community
continues to grow and expand, and the R Consortium is making sure we
accommodate that. We are already pleased with the increase in new membership inquiries.
2020 will be an exciting year for R development.”

How R Consortium membership helps support the R
Community:

  • Supports operations of critical
    infrastructure that sustains the R ecosystem, anticipating challenges and
    planning contingencies 
  • Funds open-source community-driven
    projects that widely impact the R Community
  • Provides opportunities to form
    working relationships that transcend company affiliations
  • Enables better identification and
    recruitment of data scientists working in R
  • Builds freely available
    infrastructure, leveraged by citizen science, expanding participation

About The
R Consortium

The R Consortium is a 501(c)6 nonprofit
organization and Linux Foundation project dedicated to the support and growth
of the R user community. The R Consortium provides support to the R Foundation
and to the greater R Community for projects that assist R package developers,
provide documentation and training, facilitate the growth of the R Community
and promote the use of the R language. For more information about R Consortium,
please visit: http://www.r-consortium.org.

About
Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is
supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration
on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux
Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more are considered
critical to the development of the world’s most important infrastructure. Its
development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the
needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable
models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org

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