In accordance with DEP 10, we need to vote on appointing new people as Mergers; as a new Fellow, Natalia Bidart, was appointed by the DSF board shortly before the new Steering Council election began, we technically need to hold a Steering Council vote on granting her Merger access (I may propose in future that Fellows get an exception from this rule and instead the SC is a part of the Fellow hiring process)
The question the @steering_council is voting on is: “Shall Natalia Bidart be granted the role of Merger?”.
Allowable votes from Steering Council members are +1, 0, or -1, and must contain a statement as to the voter’s reasoning. We must reach +3 for the vote to pass; otherwise, we’ll go and work out what the incomplete vote rules mean with only 4 council members.
Voting will be open for one week from today, so until 26th May 2023 at 2:30am UTC.
My vote is +1; I was part of the committee who reviewed resumes and helped select the new Fellow, have every trust in her abilities, and she also clearly needs this access if she is to perform the role we pay her for.