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Episode #209: Inside Python's new governance model

Published Sun, Apr 28, 2019, recorded Thurs, Apr 18, 2019.


We all got a bit of a shock to the system when Guido van Rossum decided to step down as the leader and top decider of the Python language and CPython runtime. This happened due to many factors but was precipitated by the so-called walrus operator (PEP 572).

It's been about 9 months since then, the Python community has responded and things are back on track. I'm excited to welcome Brett Cannon to this episode to give us an update on where we are and how we got here. He's a frequent guest and Python core contributor and has the inside view of what happened.

Links from the show

Python at Microsoft: aka.ms/python
Brett on Twitter: @brettsky
Python elects a steering council: lwn.net
PEP 8000: python.org
Mit podcast interview: lexfridman.com
Wasmer project: github.com

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