Christian Heimes asked me if we should deny a member of the PSF board to also apply to the Python Core Board, to not accumulate “too much power”. I’m not opposed to this idea. But I’m not sure about the power. In the current design of the PEP 8015, Python Core Board don’t have “too much” power IMHO. It’s part of the design (see the Rationale section).
Related question: if you put such restriction, would it mean that a candidate would have to choose to be only involved in the PSF or only involved in CPython core development? Is it something that we want?
Honestly, I’m unable to build my own opinion, since I’m not really involved in the PSF (board) yet.
Moreover, the PSF Conduct Workgroup has a big power: it is able to ban a member of the Python community. For a core developer, it implies to immediately loose the core dev status.
Is it a conflict of interest if someone is part of the Conduct Workgroup and the Python Core Board?
… Oh, I didn’t expect so many tricky questions But they are interesting questions, thanks for asking @tiran!