[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 191 (Friday, October 2, 2015)]
[Pages 59815-59816]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25063]



Antitrust Division

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993--R Consortium, Inc.

    Notice is hereby given that, on September 15, 2015, pursuant to 
Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 
1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), R Consortium, Inc. (``R 
Consortium'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the 
Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the 
identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and 
objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose 
of invoking the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust 
plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
    Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, the identities of the parties 
to the venture are: TIBCO Software Inc., Palo Alto, CA; Oracle 
Corporation, Burlington, MA; R Foundation for Statistical Computing, 
Vienna, AUSTRIA; Google, Mountain View, CA; Mango Solutions, 
Chippenham, Wiltshire, UNITED KINGDOM; Alteryx Inc., Irvine, CA; 
RStudio Inc., Boston,

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MA; Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA; Ketchum Trading LLC, 
Chicago, IL; and Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA.
    The general areas of R Consortium's planned activity are to: (a) 
Advance the worldwide promotion of and support for the R open source 
language and environment as the preferred language for statistical 
computing and graphics (the ``Environment''); (b) establish, maintain, 
seek support for, and develop infrastructure projects and technical and 
infrastructure collaboration initiatives related to the Environment, 
and such other initiatives as may be appropriate to support, enable and 
promote the Environment; (c) encourage and increase user adoption, 
involvement with, and contribution to, the Environment; (d) facilitate 
communication and collaboration among users and developers of the 
Environment, the R Consortium and the R Foundation; (e) support and 
maintain policies set by the Board of Directors; and (f) undertake such 
other activities as may from time to time be appropriate to further the 
purpose and achieve the goals set forth above.

Patricia A. Brink,
Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-25063 Filed 10-1-15; 8:45 am]