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NumPy Sep 23
In light of the foregoing discussion on social media after publication of the NumPy paper in Nature and the concerns raised about the state of diversity and inclusion on the NumPy team, we would like to issue the following statement: 1/7
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NumPy Sep 23
Replying to @numpy_team
A culture where everyone is welcomed, supported, and valued is at the core of the NumPy project. 2/7
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danny mcClanahan (the artwork) Sep 23
Replying to @numpy_team
then fix your code of conduct and make your developers follow it, or refuse any further contributions until they do so. otherwise, an entirely different culture lies at the “core” of your project.
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Stefan van der Walt Sep 23
Hi, Danny, could you clarify what the issue is with the NumPy CoC? No need to discuss with me, I'm just taking notes for our future attention.
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danny mcClanahan (the artwork) Sep 23
What is this statement being made for?
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danny mcClanahan (the artwork) Sep 23
This is what specifically caused me to refer to the code of conduct:
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Exterminate C. elegans Sep 23
And this is his explanation, which is unacceptable:
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Exterminate C. elegans Sep 23
Stefan, you really should address this.
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Stefan van der Walt
We screwed up badly and need to own it. Those accounts should never have been blocked (any blocks from the main account should have been removed). We want—no, need—discourse, and blocking people is a terrible way to achieve that. I'm sorry for all of this, I have a lot to learn.
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Exterminate C. elegans Sep 25
Evidently, so do some of your colleagues. I hope this means they will be making sincere apologies to the people they blocked & denigrated as well.
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