[python-committers] "small" communities

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Sun Jul 22 12:22:14 EDT 2018

Le 20/07/2018 à 18:32, Steven D'Aprano a écrit :
> The sort of participatory democracy Victor and you seem to be talking 
> about doesn't scale beyond small communities where everyone knows 
> everyone else. That's why such participatory democracy worked in ancient 
> Greece, and continues to be used in (eg) Swiss canons, but beyond that 
> communities have moved to a representative democratic model.

It is commonly estimated that there were between 30000 and 60000
citizens in ancient Athens, and that 6000 of them could physically take
part in assembly sessions.

That's small compared to modern Nation States, but that's *much* larger
than the team of Python core developers.



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