[python-committers] List of all core developers

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Fri Aug 3 03:37:45 EDT 2018

On 02.08.2018 23:16, Brett Cannon wrote:
> 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.

Yes, it does, but it's not a replacement, it's an additional
simple to query reference for 3rd parties.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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