Great questions, Nick.
For now, I am still active as Benevolent Dictator of the project, handling
all pull requests.
All GitHub-related permissions have been transferred with the project over
to the new location.
But very soon (I hope by early next week at the latest) I will be sending
out a draft of community bylaws addressing precisely these questions. These
should specify roles and processes for community self-management. I'm
looking forward to any feedback, as I know there are many experts on
self-governance here. I will be providing a standard and simple process
based on best practices in community-driven open source communities.
On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 7:51 PM, Nick Doty <npdoty(a)ischool.berkeley.edu>
Is anyone committing directly to the datactive/bigbang repository, or all
through pull requests? Who all is handling merging of pull requests? Any
other permissions or roles we should know about?
On Oct 7, 2016, at 4:49 PM, Sebastian Benthall <sbenthall(a)gmail.com>
The transfer is complete!
This is a big deal. From now on, datactive/bigbang is the core repository
New issues and pull requests should be logged there.
Please also update the remote paths of your local BigBang repositories to
reflect this change.
sbenthall/bigbang will now be my personaa *fork* of datactive/bigbang,
where I will push code in preparation for inclusion in the
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions about this, as it's a big
On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 7:44 PM, Sebastian Benthall <sbenthall(a)gmail.com>
This is an *important* update regarding BigBang.
We are in the process of *transfering* the GitHub project to a new
location. This means we are moving the issues, milestones, and wiki of the
project. This is in order to facilitate moving the project infrastructure
into a place where it can be managed by the community. (Big thanks to
Harsh Gupta for suggesting this!)
The project currently located at :
will be moved to the new location:
Because there is already a *fork* of bigbang in the *datactive*
organization, this is a little tricky. I will be *deleting the fork* so
that there's no conflict when I *transfer the project*.
In preparation for this, I have copied the issues from datactive/bigbang
to sbenthall/bigbang, so that history is preserved.
I'll be doing these steps momentarily. This email is to make it clear
what I'm doing so nobody is surprised.
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