[python-committers] An alternative governance model

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 01:46:48 EDT 2018

[Barry Warsaw]

> ...
* We retain a singular BDFL to lead Python
> * A Council is selected to serve as advisors to the BDFL, a selection
> committee for succession, and a check against the BDFL.

You made a fine case for that a single dictator is the best possible
approach, for much the same reasons Emacs is the best possible editor.  +1

Brett Cannon

Not my first choice, but ... yup, I got the email back.  Kim Jong Un is too
busy providing field guidance to potato farms and trolley manufacturers
this year :-(

So that leaves Brett!  However, to secure my full enthusiastic support
he'll first need to pledge to make porting Python to Red Star OS[1] his #1
BDFL priority.  Since a committee or a (ugh!) democracy would never do
that, it would prove he has the pigheadedness required to be an effective
dictator ;-)

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Star_OS
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