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

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 19:14:05 EDT 2015

On Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 1:24 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> 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:
>     https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/6352/commits
> I think that PR is now ready to merge -- Chuck, perhaps you'd like to
> do the honors?

I've added a few comments. It looks almost ready.

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