Thanks all for voting! I am pleased with the turnout and the outcome (though there were several outcomes that I would have liked.)
Now that PEP 816 has won, let’s elect a council. The PEP explains how that should be done in some detail:
A council election consists of two phases:
Phase 1: Candidates advertise their interest in serving. Candidates
must be nominated by a core team member. Self-nominations are
Phase 2: Each core team member can vote for zero to five of the
candidates. Voting is performed anonymously. Candidates are ranked
by the total number of votes they receive. If a tie occurs, it may
be resolved by mutual agreement among the candidates, or else the
winner will be chosen at random.
Each phase lasts one to two weeks, at the outgoing council’s discretion.
For the initial election, both phases will last two weeks.
The election process is managed by a returns officer nominated by the
outgoing steering council. For the initial election, the returns
officer will be nominated by the PSF Executive Director.
The council should ideally reflect the diversity of Python
contributors and users, and core team members are encouraged to vote
All that is pretty clear except for when the first phase should start, and who will run the elections.
I don’t know who the PSF’s Executive Director is (maybe Ewa?) but maybe we could recommend asking Ernest to run the council election, since he’s done a good job with the governance one. I would also ask that the official two-week period start on or after January 6, so we all have some time to relax for the holidays (I know I am going to).
There are also some logistical details, like copying PEP 8016 to PEP 13. (With what modifications? As a draft?) I propose that the winning PEP’s authors handle this.