[Catalog-sig] Merge catalog-sig and distutils-sig

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Mar 29 00:28:14 CET 2013

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Jacob Kaplan-Moss <jacob at jacobian.org> wrote:
> C'mon, folks, we're arguing about a name. That's about as close to
> literal bikeshedding as we could get.

I'm not arguing about the *name*.  I just don't see the point in
making everybody subscribe to a new list and change their mail filters
(and update every book and webpage out there that mentions the
distutils-sig), because a few people want to *change* the name -- a
change that AFAICT doesn't actually provide any tangible benefit to
anybody whatsoever.

> How about we just let whoever has the keys make the change in whatever way's easiest and most logical for them?

Because it's not up to just the person with the keys.  Neither SIG is
a mere mailing list, it's a Python special interest group, and SIGs
have their own formation and termination processes.

In particular, if you're going to start a new SIG, one of the
requirements to be met is "in particular, no other SIG nor the general
Python newsgroup is already more suitable" (per the Python SIG
Creation Guidelines).  It's hard to argue that distutils-sig isn't
already more suitable than whatever is being proposed to take its

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