[python-committers] And Now for Something Completely Different

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Jul 23 10:37:54 EDT 2018

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018, 01:11 Antoine Pitrou, <antoine at python.org> wrote:

> Le 20/07/2018 à 23:14, Brett Cannon a écrit :
> >
> > Steve pointed out in his reply about how this might increase load as
> > people will have to start trying to get people on side to vote the way
> > they want. In US politics this is done by someone called a /whip/ who
> > "whips up" votes for a bill. With 91 (or more if people start to come
> > back to use their commit rights who have not added their GitHub
> > usernames) of us getting grandfathered into this, people will be
> > somewhat political in getting votes for or against PEPs they care about
> > since only people post-Guido would be made core devs knowing they now
> > have a vote on PEPs and thus take that into consideration when adding
> > new members to the team.
> That's an interesting point, but do you have any evidence of such
> phenomena in other open source projects?  Just because something happens
> in US politics doesn't mean it's likely to happen in a technical project
> populated with volunteers.

Nope, no evidence (but I suspect most of what any of us are suggesting has
something we can directly compare against 😉). This is just a potential
worry of mine.


> Regards
> Antoine.
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