I have recently proposed edits to Pangeo’s governance documents and would like to solicit feedback from the broader community. The proposed edits are here: https://github.com/pangeo-data/governance/pull/28. The goal of this modification is to make it easier (not harder) to identify Institutional Contributors and Partners. We (the steering council) are looking for ways to grow the community and attracting Institutional Partners is part of this effort.
This particular edit defines a time period (6 months) that a Contributor, under support from their institution, would need to make substantive contributions to the Project to qualify as a Institutional Contributor (and thereby qualify their institution to become an Institutional Partner).
Discussion here and/or on the GitHub Pull request is welcome.