outsider::module_search makes it easier for users to locate and install modules. It can search for modules across both GitHub and GitLab (but not BitBucket). For both services, the repo names must begin
om.. and there must be an
om.yml in the top-level directory.
Additionally, GitHub repos must have “outsider-module” at the beginning of their repo descriptions.
Try comparing and contrasting your set-up with these repos:
There is nothing preventing you develop an R package while enabling the package to also act as an
outsider module. You do not need to call the package
om.., all that is required is the
om.yml and a functioning Dockerfile.