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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 17:50:30 EDT 2018

On 19 July 2018 at 20:44, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> But the amount of discussion can be unbounded (considering people write PhD
> theses on governance models and voting systems we could talk about this
> stuff forever ;), so putting a schedule in place to help focus the
> discussions can be beneficial.
> I'm +1 on Mariatta's schedule. That gives people more than 2 months to come
> up with governance proposals and all of us to settle on how we will vote.
> And if we say the month of November will be when voting is open then that
> would give people more then 3 months notice of when the first vote will
> occur.

As long as we understand that the deadline is intended to help focus
discussion, and not to pressure a premature or rushed decision, I
think Maraiatta's schedule is fine. If, coming up to that date, people
feel the need for more discussion/review, it should be easy to extend
the timescale. I'd like to think no-one is going to demand an
extension simply to delay the process, and conversely I assume that if
someone *does* ask for an extension, that request would be treated
with respect and consideration.

So while I think a concrete timescale will help focus the discussion,
I don't think it should be viewed as set in stone (otherwise we'll
just have yet another debate on what precise dates we should choose!)


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