[Python-Dev] PEPs from non-core devs now need a sponsor

James Edwards jheiv at jheiv.com
Tue Mar 5 09:20:15 EST 2019

I have to say, this is sort of surprising for what seems like the first
official action of the steering committee.  Are there really *that many *PEPs
that a team that is now, what, 5x the size of the BFDL model is worried
that they'll be able to keep up?  As a long-time lurker, this hardly seems
to be the case.  Despite the seemingly-well-intentioned rationale, this
seems like an ominous sign.

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 8:33 AM Jeroen Demeyer <J.Demeyer at ugent.be> wrote:

> On 2019-03-05 14:05, Calvin Spealman wrote:
> > I'm worried this creates a gatekeeping perception that will scare away
> > contributors.
> +1
> I also expressed this worry at https://github.com/python/peps/pull/903
> You could keep the positive part of the sponsoring idea (somebody acting
> as mentor) but drop the negative part (make it a hard requirement to
> find a sponsor supporting the proposal before the proposal can even
> become a draft PEP).
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