On Sun., 29 Nov. 2020, 6:31 am Paul Ganssle, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Considering the people involved and the nature of the list, I suspect that adding a new @python.org mailing list would be better than discourse. In my experience, it's very difficult to just follow a single topic on the discourse, and most people complain that the e-mail integration is not great. For something like, "Here's a head's up about something affecting distributors", I don't think Discourse offers much in the way of advantages.
My guess is that distributors would be happiest with a relatively low-volume e-mail list that would point to discussions happening elsewhere (or that announces changes relevant to distributors).
For Linux distros specifically, we do have linux-sig, but we've never had great general channels for consistently reaching Windows, cloud & cross-platform distributors - those contacts have generally been more ad hoc & personal.
We've occasionally had recommendations for redistributors in specific PEPs, so having some level of structured documentation around CPython redistribution would likely make sense. For example:
* a page on devguide.python.org http://dev.python.org * a reference to that page from the What's New for each release, that either mentions any changes since the last release, or else notes that the recommendations are unchanged