[python-committers] An alternative governance model
tim.peters at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 15:08:43 EDT 2018
[Barry Warsaw, on the origin of BDFL]
> I’d put my money on Uncle Timmy coining that term,
Don't be insulting, Barry. I have no patience - let alone love - for
It wasn't me, but Guido doesn't remember either. Here's his best guess:
Short course: BDFL first appeared in a 1995 email sent by Ken Manheimer
summarizing a PSA meeting. Guido was apparently named at that meeting as
*First Interim Benevolent Dicator* [sic]* for Life*
While I can't prove my title (with or without the First Interim prefix) was
> never used before, I'm pretty certain that it originated in this meeting.
> Given what I know of how their minds work, it was most likely invented by
> Ken Manheimer or Barry Warsaw, though it may well have been a joint
> invention by all present.
Some titles just _fit_. Like Kim Jong Il's
Great Man, Who Is a Man of Deeds
Dear Leader, who is a perfect incarnation of the appearance that a leader
More inspiring ideas where those came from:
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