[Python-Dev] External Package Maintenance

Edward C. Jones edcjones at comcast.net
Mon Jun 12 21:42:23 CEST 2006

Guido van Rossum wrote:
 > developers contributing code without wanting
 > to give up control are the problem.

That hits the nail on the head. If something is added to the standard 
library, it becomes part of Python and must be controlled by whoever 
controls Python. Otherwise there will be chaos. If a developer puts his 
code into the standard library, it may or may not increase their status, 
ego, or income. Each developer must decide for himself.

I suggest that the BDFL make a Pronouncement on this subject.

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