On 2018-07-12 16:57, Guido van Rossum wrote: > Now that PEP 572 is done, I don't ever want to have to fight so hard for > a PEP and find that so many people despise my decisions. > > I would like to remove myself entirely from the decision process. I'll > still be there for a while as an ordinary core dev, and I'll still be > available to mentor people -- possibly more available. But I'm basically > giving myself a permanent vacation from being BDFL, and you all will be > on your own. > > After all that's eventually going to happen regardless -- there's still > that bus lurking around the corner, and I'm not getting younger... (I'll > spare you the list of medical issues.) > > I am not going to appoint a successor. > > So what are you all going to do? Create a democracy? Anarchy? A > dictatorship? A federation?
Thanks for being our beloved BDFL for so many years! The mail doesn't come to an suprise, although I didn't think it would hit my inbox this year or next year. I've been pondering about possible succession for you for a while. In my opinion we need some trusted entity to have final say. Otherwise we are going to waste^H^H^H^H^H spend too much time in bike shedding. But I don't see one clear person to take your place as BDFL. How about a form of presbyterian polity in the form of a triumvirate or quintumvirate? (For those with a lucky childhood that didn't involve Latin and Greek: ruling of elders with three or five powerful individuals). It would spread the load and responsibilities between multiple core devs. I would consider (in alphabetical order) Barry, Brett, Mariatta, Mark, Nick, or Victor as potential members. Each persons has been a core dev for a long time and would brings a unique perspective into the quintumvirate. For example Mark Shannon has an academic background in language design. Regards, Christian _______________________________________________ python-committers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-committers Code of Conduct: https://www.python.org/psf/codeofconduct/