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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jul 19 13:19:23 EDT 2018

On 7/19/2018 1:10 PM, Mariatta Wijaya wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:59 AM Brett Cannon <brett at python.org 
> <mailto:brett at python.org>> wrote:
>     I had Carol's same worry that while it's great to have a "no sooner
>     than" date, we also can't let this drag on and we have no "settle
>     by" date, else we risk losing the faith of the community in our
>     ability to come together and make decisions (e.g. if I heard it took
>     a year for a project to resolve this then I would think there was
>     some major divisiveness on the team).
>     So could we go with Nathaniel's idea of no decision before October,
>     but any proposals to be ready by then as well as Ethan suggested?
>     I would also propose we have a goal of at least choosing the
>     governance model by the end of the year (and a stretch goal to even
>     have people placed into created positions by then as well). I have
>     no problem with sooner, but I think it might be good to try to put
>     _some_ upper bound on this.
>     -Brett
> Sounds good.
> So what about the following timelines:
> Oct 1: Deadline for people to come up with proposals of governance 
> model, candidates, and how to vote
> Dec 1: Deadline to choose a governance model, (and if possible, we 
> choose the new leader(s) too)

Why not Nov 1, leaving a month to decide on proposals?

> Jan 1: Deadline to choose the new leader(s), if not already chosen by Dec 1.

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