I think the SC and Conduct WG have handled this incident in the best way possible, including the openness towards the core developer community.

But given the fact that the original message to inform the core developers was mis-interpreted by at least one person, and that attempts to lighten to mood by answering with a joke were then again mis-interpreted: can I ask that (if such action is ever needed again, which of course I don’t hope) the message to python-committers is flagged even more clearly than this one was as being an infomative cc, and that - no matter how difficult that may be, especially given Pythons humorous history - we all try to refrain from joking replies? 

Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack

If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma Goldman