[Numpy-discussion] NumFOCUS fiscal sponsorship agreement

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Sat Oct 31 19:53:05 EDT 2015

On Oct 31, 2015 4:01 PM, "Ralf Gommers" <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 11:48 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all, there wasn't much feedback on this FSA, but I want to point out that it's actually quite important for the project.
>> Maybe everyone already thought about this when the governance model was agreed on (it does include a NumFOCUS subcommittee after all), but if not: read / think /ask question fast, because we're moving forward with signing of the agreement with the people listed at http://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy-dev/dev/governance/people.html#numfocus-subcommittee.
> The document is now signed. No other project with an FSA seems to have done this (yet), but I think it would be good to publish the FSA. Either on numpy.org, scipy.org or numfocus.org. Any objections/concerns about that?
> +1's from the people that signed would be good to have before moving forward.

+1 from me, with the proviso that most project FSAs probably contain
individual contributor's home addresses, which should be redacted just
in case.

(Correctly redacting PDFs is notoriously tricky [1], but it looks like
recent versions of e.g. Acrobat have tools that take appropriate care


[1] http://blog.foxitsoftware.com/how-to-properly-redact-pdf-files/
[2] https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/removing-sensitive-content-pdfs.html

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