Project Governance#

The following sections describe governance and high-level principles surrounding the JupyterHub and Binder projects.

The JupyterHub Project is a member of Project Jupyter, which is a fiscally sponsored project of NumFocus, a US 501c3 non-profit. The Binder Project is a subset of the JupyterHub Project.

JupyterHub Project mission#

The mission of the JupyterHub Project is to create, advance, and promote open technology that enables interactive computing sessions via shared infrastructure.

The JupyterHub Project pursues this mission by advancing the tools surrounding JupyterHub, an open-source tool for hosting Jupyter user sessions on shared infrastructure.

Binder Project mission#

The mission of the Binder Project is to create, advance, and promote open technology that makes it easy for people to connect their data science communications, educational materials, and scientific work with computational environments where their work can be run and shared with others.

The Binder Project pursues this mission by advancing the tools surrounding BinderHub, an open-source tool for hosting ad-hoc environments in the cloud. The project also serves as the primary maintainer of mybinder.org, a public service and demonstration of the BinderHub technology.

Membership#

See Team structure as well as About our team for more information.

How decisions are made#

The JupyterHub Project team will make decisions as colleagues and by attempting to reach consensus among team members (similar to a lazy consensus model that encourages active participation from team members). If this is not possible, then the team leader can use their power to make a decision.

There is currently no formal specification for this decision process.

Modus operandi#

All team business is conducted in public.