[python-committers] Proposal: an explicit, time-limited moratorium on finalizing any governance decisions

Carol Willing willingc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 01:32:15 EDT 2018

Thanks Ethan for clarifying. Totally cool if that is the case.

On Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 10:19 PM Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:

> On 07/18/2018 09:40 PM, Carol Willing wrote:
> > I am in favor of a time limit. Yet, October 1 seems a bit too long for
> the initial governance decision (i.e. how to
> > decide how to decide). My perspective, based on transitions in
> non-profits and the corporate world, is that the longer
> > an organization let's it draw out then fear, uncertainty, and doubt
> creep in.
> >
> > We have PEP 10 in place for a strawperson vote. It seems as good as
> anything to use to determine how to make a decision.
> > Perhaps set a 30 day deadline to submit decision process
> recommendations. Then take a strawperson poll on each and at
> > the core sprint create a time window for specific proposals on structure
> be submitted before October 1.
> >
> > My concern if we leave how to decide until at least Oct 1 that the
> likelihood of completing this year is fairly low.
> My understanding is that, between now and Oct 1, we'll all get our
> proposals together for both how to decide, and what
> to decide.  Then we have the first vote to decide how to decide, then
> maybe a week or two later we use that mechanism to
> decide on a governance model.
> --
> ~Ethan~
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