I am posting a brief follow up on this topic as we did discuss a little about this in one of the weekly Governance sessions. Feedback was that there are a couple of ways to approach Governance FAQs.
The first way is to look at it from the perspective of the governance model refactor which where questions were created as a prompt to think about areas to cover as the refactor process takes place. And this is exactly what the previous post refers to. While the answers to these questions may not be so straightforward, I think it might be good to put these questions somewhere where people can see the evolving results of the discussions as the responses are refined. A key thing to communicate and make clear is that we don’t have all the final answers yet but we are still working through it.
The second way is to look at it from the perspective of someone wanting some general information about Project Jupyter governance. This is more generic and geared towards communicating key facts about what is currently in place and how it works. The main difference is that these questions can already be answered by the governance document itself. Some example questions could be along the lines of:
- What is the relationship between Project Jupyter and iPython?
- What is a BDFL and why does Project Jupyter have one?
- What is the Steering Council and what do they do?
- Is Project Jupyter an open source foundation?
- Why is the governance model being changed?
- What is the relationship between Project Jupyter and NUMFocus?
Each of these questions could have a short response and also include a reference link to the relevant section of the Governance document.
As I’m fairly new to the community, I am happy to have an initial attempt at answering these generic questions to see if my interpretation of the governance documentation is correct.