[python-committers] An alternative governance model

Łukasz Langa lukasz at langa.pl
Wed Jul 18 12:36:21 EDT 2018

> On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:58 AM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> If we, by majority vote, pick a governance model (dictator, council, or whatever), then that legitimizes it.  If we, by majority vote, pick the new BDFL, then that legitimizes it.  Being unhappy with the choice does not make the choice illegitimate.

A simple majority vote is wildly insufficient for this case. Python is a large project with many contributors and alienating maybe tens of them is not acceptable, especially if we are talking about a "for life" choice.

- Ł

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