[python-committers] An alternative governance model
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Wed Jul 18 01:55:44 EDT 2018
On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:17 AM Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> wrote:
> [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.
+1 to this idea including Brett as BDFL. Though I am wondering if
anyone asked Brett about it?
> 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 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 ;-)
Red Star OS has Python in it iirc :) Means less work for Brett.
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