[python-committers] And Now for Something Completely Different

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Fri Jul 20 03:59:39 EDT 2018

Le 20/07/2018 à 01:47, Victor Stinner a écrit :
> What is the image sent to contributors if we create a subgroup inside
> core developpers called "council"? What if we elect a new BDFL *for
> life*? Does it mean that even core developers judgment are no longer
> trusted, only the council decision matters? What about people outside
> in the insider group of cores... regular contributors? Will anyone
> still listen to them?

That's a very good point, I think.  Creating intimidating structures may
not help attract new contributors.  A BDFL is intimidating.  Depending
on its name and powers, a council or collegial body can be intimidating
too (I'd recommend against naming it "Council of Elders", which IMHO
sends the wrong message).



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