[python-committers] Transfer of power

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Jul 12 16:55:30 EDT 2018

On 07/12/2018 12:28 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2018, at 12:16, Brett Cannon wrote:

>> Maybe another way to label this is design stewards? We seem to be
 >> suggesting a cabal of folks who steward the overall design while
 >> relying on experts as appropriate to handle finer details.
> I like that distinction.

As do I.  My thoughts in more detail:

- the number of stewards should be five to increase stability

. the positions should be filled by majority vote of core-devs

- the terms should be for life, with the acknowledgment that stepping
   down at any time for any reason is perfectly acceptable

The stewards' duties:

- appoint PEP delegates as needed (not every PEP needs a delegate)
- decide PEPs that don't have delegates
- decide on major issues (such as revision control systems, main discussion
   forums, etc.)

As has been said already, there is no rush.


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