Hey folks -
Here is an update from the Steering Council. It covers July through October.
The update has been added to the Steering Council repo as well: https://github.com/python/steering-council/blob/master/updates/2019-11-09-st... .
# Steering Council Community Update July 2019 through October 2019
## July recap:
- PSF and the Steering Council worked on a proposal to hire a project
manager to help with Python 2 EOL communication. The proposal was approved by the PSF Board and Changeset Consulting was contracted to help with this work. Progress is being tracked here
- Release cadence discussions happened.
- PEP 1’s copyright/license
section was updated to include a dual license of public domain and CC0-1.0-Universal.
## August recap:
- PEP 572 was updated to
- Vision document review and update happened.
- Release cadence discussions happened.
- Steering Council helped answer inquiries about proposed Python 2 EOL page.
- Steering Council reviewed the newly approved PSF Code of Conduct.
## September recap:
- Slide deck “Vision Doc” was created based off of the original Vision
Document and was discussed by the Steering Council. The Steering Council decided to continue in this direction.
- The Steering Council discussed the Core Dev promotion topic and it was
suggested by the Steering Council that the Core Devs create a Work Group to work on that: https://discuss.python.org/t/concerns-about-how-we-vote-on-new-core-develope...
- A timeline was selected for the Steering Council election and informed
- Release cadence discussions happened
- [Core Dev Sprint in London recap](
## October recap:
- Steering Council discussed the new Code of Conduct and agreed that it
should be sent out to the python-committers@ and python-dev@ mailing lists: https://email@example.com/thread/6Q...
- Steering Council plans on presenting the Vision Deck at PyCon pending any
changes made by future Steering Council.
- Steering Council discussed the proposal made by [Thomas Wouters](
https://firstname.lastname@example.org/thread/UW...) for approval voting. The Steering Council guided Thomas in the direction of a PR and a formal vote. That resulted in a change to PEP 13 stating core team members can vote for zero or more of the candidates for the Steering Council.
- Steering Council discussed communal ownership of Python repo. It was
decided that the Steering Council will send an email to python-committers about the topic. Brett sent the email on Nov 6: https://email@example.com/message/D... .
- Steering Council met with GitHub team about the b.p.o. migration, PEP
581/588 plan and discussed next steps. Next steps for Python include finding a point person to lead the work (will be a project manager), the Steering Council to find out more information about search features and how mapping will work.
- The SC reviewed and discussed PEP 602 (1 year release cycle proposal by
Łukasz Langa) and PEP 605 (Nick Coghlan and Steve Dower's 2 year proposal) and selected PEP 602.
- PEP 484 policy for inclusion
of stubs in typeshed was discussed and the PR around it. It was decided that a sentence would be changed to make type stubs an opt-out situation and not opt-in.
- PEP 608 and [discussion](
https://discuss.python.org/t/rfc-pep-608-coordinated-python-release/2539) were reviewed by the Steering Council. It was decided that the PEP as is would be rejected, but that the buildbot CI option will work. Nick has responded to the discussion on Discourse with the decision and suggestion.
- It was decided that Ewa will help put together the Community Updates so
they happen monthly.
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