[Numpy-discussion] Let's move forward with the current governance document.

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Sun Oct 4 03:24:16 EDT 2015

On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 6:40 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis at continuum.io> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> After some further thought and spending quite a bit of time re-reading the
> discussion on a few threads, I now believe that my request to be on the
> steering council might be creating more trouble than it's worth.     Nothing
> matters to me more than seeing NumPy continue to grow and improve.
> So, I'm switching my position to supporting the adoption of the governance
> model outlined and just contributing as I can outside the steering council.
> The people on the steering council are committed to the success of NumPy and
> will do a great job --- they already have in contributing to the community
> over the past year(s).    We can always revisit the question in a year if
> difficulties arise with the model.

Wow -- I can't imagine this was an easy decision, but I share your
confidence that it will work out -- esp. since we'll still have you
around to contribute wisdom when necessary :-). Thank you for your
efforts -- they're very much appreciated.

I believe this means all outstanding issues have been addressed, and
that we can now declare the governance document to be ready. I'm
avoiding using the word "finished" because of course we can continue
to adapt it as necessary -- but from this point on I think we can do
that using the mechanisms described in the document itself.

I've just updated the governance document pull request with final
formatting tweaks, in case anyone wants to review the current text or
the (very minor and boring) changes that have been made since it was
first posted:


I think that PR is now ready to merge -- Chuck, perhaps you'd like to
do the honors?


Nathaniel J. Smith -- http://vorpus.org

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