[AstroPy] Astropy Ombudsperson nominations and CoCo running notes

Erik Tollerud erik.tollerud at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 17:23:36 EDT 2020

Hello Astropy community,

I am happy to say we have concluded the nomination period for the interim
Ombudsperson successfully: Perry Greenfield was nominated and has been
accepted in the role.  To put it in the words of the nominator:

Perry Greenfield needs little introduction. He has been involved with the

from the start and continues to be involved in this and other community

projects. He has the integrity and ethics that are necessary for this role.
He has experience working

with a diverse community. Based on his branch manager position at STScI he

conflict resolution and mediation process skills. He will be a true asset
for the Astropy Project.

We couldn't agree more, and are happy to welcome Perry in this role.
Assuming the APE0 governance process proceeds without major modifications
to the ombudsperson role, the transition from interim to permanent will
occur as the governance documents dictate (which in the version as of right
now requires a 2/3 confirmation from the voting members).

For the Astropy Coordination Committee,
Erik T

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 12:41 PM Tom Aldcroft <taldcroft at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Astropy community,
> We, the Coordination Committee, would like to give you an update on two
> things:
>    - We are seeking nominations for a new ombudsperson for the Astropy
>    Project.
>    - The Astropy Coordination Committee running meeting notes are now
>    available.
> *Ombudsperson*
> Steve Crawford has accepted a new position with NASA as the Science
> Mission Directorate at NASA as the new executive program office for
> scientific data and computing. This is fantastic news for Steve and for the
> scientific computing community (including Astropy!). However, it means that
> Steve will no longer be able to serve as the Astropy ombudsperson and he
> has stepped down as of Monday, Aug 17.
> In advance of the new Astropy governance document (APE0) coming into
> effect, the Coordination Committee is seeking nominations for the role of
> interim Astropy Ombudsperson. Self-nominations are very welcome. APE0
> contains a description of the ombudsperson voting process, so when it
> becomes the active governance document, that process will be undertaken to
> replace or confirm the interim Ombudsperson.
> The Ombudsperson role has the following responsibilities:
> *Provide a point of contact for sensitive issues separate from the
> coordinating committee, including:*
>    - *Monitoring the confidential at astropy.org
>    <confidential at astropy.org> email account*
>    - *Solicit and provide anonymized feedback to the astropy coordination
>    committee regarding coordination of the project*
>    - *Assist the coordination committee and community engagement
>    coordinator with violations of the code of conduct or other ethical
>    concerns*
> *Coordination committee running notes*
> In order to improve transparency and communications, the Coordination
> Committee is taking a page from the interim finance committee: the meeting
> notes of the Coordination Committee are now available at the following URL:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/19jnnQsnCbpSU1yUVmSLnVfOhrHyxN1P1kYAqiG4Ic7k/edit#
> This includes both past meetings (starting from Aug 11, 2020) and a
> tentative agenda for the next scheduled meeting. Questions, comments,
> feedback on the notes can be made as comments on the doc, emails to
> coordinators at astropy.org, discussion in the #project Slack channel, or
> issues in the project repo.
> Cheers,
> Tom A on behalf the Coordination Committee
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