[Python-Dev] folding cElementTree behind ElementTree in 3.3

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Feb 10 10:43:24 CET 2012

> IMHO it's no longer a question of "wanting" to take ownership.
> According to Florent, this has already happened to some extent.

"Ownership to some extent" is not a useful concept. Either you have
ownership, or you don't.

> I don't mind sending Fredrik an email as you detailed. Any suggested
> things to include in it?

I'd ask Fredrik if he wants to yield ownership, to some (specific) other

What really worries me is the question who that other person is. There
is a difference between fixing some issues, and actively taking over
ownership, with all its consequences (long-term commitment, willingness
to defend difficult decisions even if you are constantly being insulted
for that decision, and so on).

*Not* having an owner just means that it will be as unmaintained in
the future as it appears to be now.


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