[python-committers] List of all core developers

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Aug 2 17:16:15 EDT 2018

On Thu, 2 Aug 2018 at 00:32 M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:

> On 02.08.2018 03:24, Eric V. Smith wrote:
> > On 8/1/2018 8:32 PM, Mariatta Wijaya wrote:
> >>     I think it would also be a good idea to include core developers
> >>     of other Python implementations in such a document, in
> >>     separate sections, e.g. for Jython, IronPython, PyPy,
> >>     Stackless, etc
> >>
> >>
> >> Hmm, I don't think it is should be our (CPython) responsibility to
> >> keep track and maintain the list of the core devs of alternate Python
> >> implementations. Don't they have their own community / website? They
> >> have their own repo, bug tracker, governance model, and everything,
> >> right?
> >
> > Agreed. We have a hard enough time keeping track of our own core
> > developers.
> I don't really think we have a hard time doing this. The only
> problem is that we never sat down and actually properly recorded
> this in one place.
> Other projects will, of course, have their own websites, but since
> Python is more than just CPython, it would be great to include those
> other developers in an official list as well. It would be up for
> for the other teams to maintain their lists.
> That said, this part is lower priority than the CPython core
> developer listing.
> > For our core devs, can't we just say that the CPython core devs are
> > those with commit bits on the CPython repo? I realize that will
> > eliminate some people who have been core developers and never moved to
> > github, but if they bring it to our attention, we can add them easily
> > enough.
> As discussed before, being a core developer is a status you
> gain and never lose. There is a clear difference between have
> commit rights to the (current) repo and this status.

> What I am after, is a list of core developers, not a list of
> people with their keys on github (or where ever we move in the
> future), since this list is not about a technical status, but rather
> a social one.

Then the issue I created which Mariatta linked to I think covers this
desire to have a historical record of people who have been core developers
along with when they have had commit privileges.
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