[Numpy-discussion] UC Berkeley hiring developers to work on NumPy

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Mon May 22 07:12:49 EDT 2017


On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 7:27 PM, Marten van Kerkwijk
<m.h.vankerkwijk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> First, it will be great to have more people developing! On avoiding
> potential conflicts: I'm not overly worried, in part because of my
> experience with astropy (for which NASA support developers at STScI
> and CXC). One possible solution for trying to avoid them would be to
> adapt the typical academic rule for conflicts of interests to PRs,
> that non-trivial ones cannot be merged by someone who has a conflict
> of interest with the author, i.e., it cannot be a superviser, someone
> from the same institute, etc.

There's surely a spectrum from "I'm sure it's going to be fine, let's
just see what happens" to detailed documentation of procedure and
management.  In this case I'm arguing for something fairly well to the
right of "I'm sure it's going to be fine" - it seems to me that we
could get 80% of the way to a reassuring blueprint with a relatively
small amount of effort.



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