Le 25/09/2018 à 12:14, Victor Stinner a écrit :
Since there are no concrete PEPs, I don't know where I should post my comments. I decided to send them here :-)
For the new council/board idea (group of 3 or 5 peoples):
- Can we require that each people comes from a different company? At
least, require that no all of them work for the same company. I would mean that a member of this council would have to nominate someone else if they decide to move to a different company which already has ("too many") council members.
The details must be ironed out, but that sounds like a good idea. There were routinely concerns about <come company> influencing the Python development process. Once it was Google, nowadays it seems to be Microsoft.
- Mariatta proposed to require to have a least one woman in that
council. What do you think of this idea? Honestly, I have no opinion yet, since I don't think this idea has been discussed enough yet. I would expect that only core developers could join the council and right now, there are 4 women core developers: Mariatta, Carol, Emily, Lisa.
Why stop at women? There are many underrepresented groups. You could discriminate based on gender, skin colour, nationality, socio-economic origins, etc.
The main problem, though, is we are talking about a very little group chosen amongst a likely very small number of candidates (I don't expect more than a dozen candidates, two dozens at most). If you start doing positive discrimination amongst such a small number of people, you disrupt the democratic process (by which I mean voting) a *lot*.