[python-committers] An alternative governance model

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Jul 18 12:54:43 EDT 2018

On 07/18/2018 09:36 AM, Łukasz Langa wrote:
>> On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:58 AM, Ethan Furman 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.

Are you saying that we should use some method besides voting, or that a higher percentage of yea votes is required?  If 
the latter, I have no problem with 66% or 75%.


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