[AstroPy] Proliferating py-astro-libs

Erik Tollerud erik.tollerud at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 16:50:57 EDT 2011

Actually, I think it might be better to have a smallish group do this
(3-5), assuming enough are willing.   But otherwise, I think the
wikispace-based nomination process makes sense.

I think more than one is better mainly because the BDFL/BDFN model may
not be entirely fitting here.  It works well for Python because Guido
wrote the initial code base himself, so it already had a clear vision.
 In this case, we're talking about combining a number of disparate
approaches and ways of working, so a group with somewhat different
perspectives makes sense.  But as long as it's small enough (3 is
probably ideal), it hopefully will still be able to quickly agree on a
unified approach.

>> Any volunteers?
>> If we have more than one, shall we hold an election?
> I agree, and am worried that if we don't then the discussion will die out and come back next year (after all, we just need to look at the July 2010 discussions on the mailing list, and other ones before that...). I propose that anyone interested in taking on the responsibility of moderating the conversation and decision making process declare that they are interested in doing so by Thursday evening on the wiki page. I've added a section "Candidates to temporarily moderate the discussions/decisions" at
> http://astropy.wikispaces.com/developers
> If there is more than one person by Thursday evening, then we can create a poll and have people vote on Friday. If you are interested in the overall planning but not leading, then add yourself to the overall planning/big picture stuff. People in that category could be part of a kind of 'steering' committee.

Erik Tollerud

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