[python-committers] ubuntu release plan
anthonybaxter at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 05:10:25 CEST 2008
What would this professionalisation get us that we don't have now? As
far as I can see, the biggest hole at the moment (as always) is with
people to trawl the tracker and triage bug reports and patches.
On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
> Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>> Ubuntu's sophisticated release plan is certainly justified by its
>> business model, and the desire to both appeal to the open source people
>> and the corporate people without creating two different distributions.
>> I don't think Python has the same business requirements (neither does it
>> have marketing and commercial teams), and having differentiated releases
>> sounds like unwarranted complication.
> IMHO the PSF and Python core development crew doesn't have a business plan
> at all. By business plan I'm referring to making money with Python directly.
> As far as I know most core developers are working on Python beause it's fun.
> Some developers like Guido are paid by their employers to work on Python as
> part of their job.
> Just a crazy idea ... Maybe it's time to make the next step toward
> professionalizing Python. Python is more and more becoming important for
> companies. They have to rely upon a stable and solid Python interpreter.
> Perhaps some companies are willing to pay the PSF. In return the PSF could
> hire some developer to work on Python full time. A couple of months ago one
> well known core developer expressed his interest in a paid job. A crew of
> three to four full time developers could make a huge difference.
>> Just my two non-Canonical cents of course!
> Nice pun :)
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