To replace him as BDFL is Barry Warsaw, Friendly Language Uncle For Life (FLUFL). Read the PEP for details, but the things on the FLUFL's agenda is:
- Switch to bzr over hg.
- Move to '<>' over '!='.
- Back to 'print' as a statement.
- Shut down 3.x and backport everything to 2.7.
- Move over to Parrot as the VM for Python.
- Disband the PSF.
from __future__ import barry_as_FLUFL
This has been checked into Python 3.1.