Unfortunately the R Core team considers the MIT license to be not a proper license but rather a template for a license. And so if you want to use the MIT license for an R package, you must include a
LICENSE file in your package that includes just two lines, like this:
YEAR: 2000 COPYRIGHT HOLDER: Person
LIbraries.io sees this as MIT (likely because it parses the license field in the DESCRIPTION file), but GitHub (using Licensee) automatically matches
LICENSE.md so it’s impossible to have GitHub recognize the package as MIT. Because of this reason, you’ll never be able to resolve the “conflict” between Libraries.io saying “MIT” and GitHub saying “Other” as the package licenses for an R package. I’m not sure how Tidelift can help, but it would be really nice to be able to pick either Libraries.io or GitHub as the one identifying the correct license, especially in cases where one source can’t really determine it and says “Other” or “Unknown”.