[Numpy-discussion] Numpy steering group?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue May 3 19:58:15 EDT 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 12:07, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 5:21 AM, Ralf Gommers
> <ralf.gommers at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> This is just to follow up on a dead thread of mine a little while back.
>>> I was asking about letters for Clint Whaley's tenure case, from numpy,
>>> but I realized that I don't know who 'numpy' is :)
>>> Is there in fact a numpy steering group?    Who is best to write
>>> letters representing the 'numpy community'?
>> At http://scipy.org/Developer_Zone there's a list of people under a
>> big header "steering committee". It seems to me that writing such a
>> letter representing the community is one of the purposes that
>> committee could serve.
> Ah - yes - thanks for the reply.
> In the interests of general transparency - and given that no-one from
> that group has replied to this email - how should the group best be
> addressed?   By personal email?  That seems to break the open-source
> matra of everything on-list:
> http://producingoss.com/en/setting-tone.html#avoid-private-discussions

Having project-relevant *discussions* on-list doesn't preclude getting
someone's *attention* off-list.

I can't speak for the rest of the group, but as for myself, if you
would like to draft such a letter, I'm sure I will agree with its

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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