The R Foundation is a not for profit organization working in
the public interest. It has been founded by the members of the R
Development Core Team in order to
R is an official part of the Free Software
Foundation's GNU project, and the R Foundation has similar goals
to other open source software foundations like the Apache Foundation or the
Provide support for the R project and other innovations in statistical
computing. We believe that R has become a mature and valuable tool
and we would like to ensure its continued development and the
development of future innovations in software for statistical and
- Provide a reference point for individuals,
instititutions or commercial enterprises that want to support or interact
with the R development community.
- Hold and administer the copyright of R software and
Among the goals of the R Foundation are the support of continued
development of R, the exploration of new methodology, teaching and
training of statistical computing and the organization of meetings and
conferences with a statistical computing orientation. We hope to
attract sufficient funding to make these goals realities.
The R Foundation Statutes can be downloaded as PDF
file in English or German.