Hi yt-dev!

I thought I'd give you all a few updates about our updated governance structure!

Last week, YTEP-0000 was merged into the ytep repository, which outlined our general governance philosophy. 

Details of the governance structure and how it will be implemented are still being discussed in the governance repository (https://github.com/yt-project/governance/pull/1). Things have been updated since I last messaged you all, so please take a look if you're interested. 

We have a couple of outstanding discussions that could use your feedback. I've created some polls in the open PR related to them so you can vote without commenting if you'd like. 

If there is something that has influenced your participation in the community (positive or negative) that the governance could reflect, this is a great time to help the community grow by letting us all know. 


On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 11:32 AM Madicken Munk <madicken.munk@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi yt-dev!

As many of you know, the yt-project has been growing and evolving over the past several years (to new domains, to new datasets, to support new packages, etc.). To accompany that growth, we'd like to take the opportunity to update our governance structure. We've been working on updating our governance model for the yt project and I've submitted two companion PRs with drafts of this updated governance:


Our existing governance structure is located at https://ytep.readthedocs.io/en/master/YTEPs/YTEP-1776.html

The first PR is to a new governance repository, where our governance documentation will live separately from the YTEPs. This will allow us to maintain and minorly update our governance without having to update YTEP. The second PR is to the YTEP repository and generally outlines the core values and ideas we want our governance structure to reflect. Hopefully all of the things I've listed in the YTEP are reflected in the governance docs.

As members of the community, I'd like to solicit feedback from all of you about these governance documents. Do these reflect our community values? Should we add anything? Do you feel everything is clear? Is this too much governance for our community right now? Is there something that's missing? 

Feel free to reply here or comment on the pull requests! Our governance will be better with your feedback.   


PS - I tried to build in a mentorship structure into our maintainer structure to help with onboarding new maintainers. I'd especially like to know if you all think this would be valuable to you or if it is adding unnecessary constraints to our community.