Seems a shame that bureaucracy has put him off working within the ASF.
My perception is that Kevin was never able to attract enough developers to
feedparser to get binding votes (or even get it accepted into Commons
Propert, which is a prerequisite). It is not likely to have anything to do
with the technical aspects of the release process :-).
While other things may hold, for correctness' sake, FP did make it to
Commons Proper ,.