Yes, it's official today, here's a blog post from Posit Blog,
RStudio was founded in 2009 with the vision of creating high-quality open-source software for data scientists. We invest heavily in open-source development, education, and the community with the goal of serving knowledge creators 100 years from now.
We believe Posit should fulfill a purpose beneficial to the public and be run for the benefit of all stakeholders, including our community, employees, and customers at large. That’s why we’re designated as a Public Benefit Corporation. As a Certified B Corp, we must meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Our directors and officers have a fiduciary responsibility to address social, economic, and environmental needs while still overseeing our business goals. To fulfill our mission, Posit intends to remain an independent company over the long term.
As you can see, while our name may be changing, our commitment to helping data scientists use open-source software to ask and answer important questions remains the same.
A Commitment to Open Source: We have an unwavering focus on open-source software because we believe the best way to achieve meaningful progress is to put the power of data science tools in the hands of everyone who needs them, regardless of their economic means.
A Broader Focus: We want to make scientific communication better for everyone. Posit is not about pivoting from R to Python. It’s about broadening and embracing the Python community as well as the R community. We have been supporting multiple languages for many years and will continue to create open-source and commercial software for R, Python, and beyond.
A Larger Community: The R community is a special place. We want to help more parts of science become as open, dynamic, inclusive, and diverse as the community we belong to.
To learn more about why we’re becoming Posit, please watch J.J. Allaire’s and Hadley Wickham’s keynote from this year’s rstudio::conf in Washington, D.C.
We are excited to celebrate this major milestone with our community, customers, and partners. Your support made all of this possible!
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There's also an extended Q&A there.