[AstroPy] POLL: vision for a common Astronomy package

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Mon Jun 27 17:04:12 EDT 2011


Nothing stops people from making general comments.

Perry

On Jun 27, 2011, at 4:47 PM, Marshall Perrin wrote:

>
> Structuring this as a binary yes/no vote seems a little restrictive  
> to me. Is there any room for discussion or comments prior to this  
> vote? I would have expected something a little more like Python's  
> PEP workflow (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0001/#pep-work- 
> flow) in which community feedback is applied to a document developed  
> by one or more leaders.
>
>
> (Nothing in this email should be taken to imply approval or lack  
> thereof of anything in the draft text. I'm more just stating my own  
> opinion that binary votes are not necessarily the best decision  
> making process for complex issues, where 'yes, but' or 'yes and  
> also' or 'no unless' can at times be very valuable in drawing on the  
> community's expertise...)
>
> - Marshall
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: astropy-bounces at scipy.org [astropy-bounces at scipy.org] on  
> behalf of Thomas Robitaille [thomas.robitaille at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 4:22 PM
> To: astropy at scipy.org
> Subject: Re: [AstroPy] POLL: vision for a common Astronomy package
>
> Just a quick note to avoid any confusion - the two polls are
> independent, so you will need to click 'vote' for each one in turn.
>
> Thanks,
> Tom
>
> On 27 June 2011 22:16, Thomas Robitaille  
> <thomas.robitaille at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> In the last week, Erik, Perry, and myself have been discussing how
>> best to coordinate the development of the common Python Astronomy
>> package. We have now converged on a common vision, and would now like
>> to know whether you would be happy with it too. The vision and a
>> poll are available at the following pages:
>>
>> vision: http://astropy.wikispaces.com/vision
>>
>> poll: http://astropy.wikispaces.com/vision-polls
>>
>> In addition, 'astropy' has been suggested by several people as a name
>> for this common package, so rather than creating a multi-option poll,
>> we've created a simple yes/no poll to find out whether you would  
>> agree
>> with this name. The idea is to have a name that does not endorse any
>> specific existing project, is in line with numpy/scipy, and reflects
>> its initial development via this mailing list. The poll is located at
>> the same URL as before.
>>
>> The polls will be open unti Friday 1st July at 9pm EST.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Thomas
>>
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