[python-committers] Changing commiter status

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 16:52:21 EDT 2018

On 18 June 2018 at 20:41, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> On 18.06.2018 21:07, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> Hm, unless I misunderstood, MAL's
>>> Being a core developer of Python is a status
>> suggests that core devs might want to keep this status since it confers
>> "status" on their person (it looks good on a resume for sure). And I
>> wouldn't want to make it any harder for a 3rd party to verify someone's
>> claim to this status in their resume.
>> Marc-Andre, is that what you meant?
> I guess I wasn't clear, sorry.
> Perhaps the better term is "title" rather than "status". My
> understanding is that you become core developer and essentially
> keep this title forever.
> Whether you actually have your keys in the repo to push a PR
> or not is a different story and not really related to the "title"
> you earned.
> Listing the core developers somewhere on an official page
> would help with the verification you are referring to. At
> the moment, we don't seem to have this. It does make a difference
> on CVs and it's one of the few things we can give back to people
> when contributing code and time to Python.

Just to add my thoughts here. I agree that "being a Python core
developer" is something people can be proud of (I know I am!), as well
as being good to put on a CV. It would be a shame to devalue that
pride by saying in effect that you're no longer a "real" core
developer if you don't keep contributing.

So I'd very much like to distinguish the idea of "being a core
developer" from the administrative management of commit privileges.
The respect and gratitude of our peers is one of the few things it's
possible to get as a reward for open source contributions - let's be
generous with that (and with openly acknowledging it).


More information about the python-committers mailing list