Hello all! I would like to address the latest controversy openly stated by Amber Brown.
Specifically, it is a popular opinion in the community that packages are being included to the Standard Library to decay.
The common practice is to include a package in the standard library or initially introduce it there and then support it there syncing its release cycle with CPython.
It looks like it could be beneficial to change that and state the policy that standard library is just a snapshot of selected external packages which keep evolving independently and could be upgraded to a more recent version separately.
This will allow keeping a healthy concurrent space on PyPI as well as installing a minimal core Python setup having only packages that are really needed by an application.
There is a lot of work to be done and a lot of decisions to be made to achieve that clearly. However, it looks like the Python community demands it and will benefit from this. Maybe, it is a nice thing to target for Python 4.0;)
Disclaimer: this is a thought, not a strong opinion I have. I would like to hear what are other opinions on this and where Steering Council could drive the community regarding this topic.