Guido van Rossum resigns as Python leader

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Python creator and Benevolent Leader for Life Guido van Rossum has decided,
in the wake of the difficult PEP 572
discussion
, to step down from his
leadership of the project. “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.”