+1 here too!

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 11:53 AM, Kacper Kowalik <xarthisius.kk@gmail.com> wrote:
On 01/28/2016 10:26 AM, Matthew Turk wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> The NumFOCUS organization is a 501(c)3 dedicated to both open source
> scientific software and computational science education ( numfocus.org ).
> I have recently been named to their board of directors.
> NumFOCUS supports many projects familiar to us here, including NumPy,
> Matplotlib, Jupyter, Astropy, and Sympy, as well as rOpenSci, Data
> Carpentry, Software Carpentry and Julia.
> After talking this over with Britton, I would like to propose that we join
> NumFOCUS through a comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement.  This
> process is outlined here:
> http://www.numfocus.org/apply-for-fiscal-sponsorship.html
> Organizations such as NumPy and rOpenSci have detailed their reasons for
> participating in this program here:
> https://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/2015-October/073926.html
> https://ropensci.org/blog/2014/10/01/numfocus-partnership/
> Primarily, I think that this would help with our ability to exist
> independently of a single investigator; grants for programs such as
> workshops, project infrastructure, and so on can be managed by NumFOCUS
> (which has low overhead) and can be affiliated with the project.
> I think this is something that warrants discussion, and perhaps should be
> talked over in person during a team meeting, but I believe that this would
> be a strong step forward for us as a project and a community.
> -Matt

Hi Matt,
although IANAL (especially with regard to US laws) I think FSA would be
very beneficial to yt project.
Count a solid +1 from me.

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Jill P. Naiman, Ph.D.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics