Fun fact: The real Oktoberfest in München always starts mid of September
and ends on the first weekend of October. This year it will end on
October 3rd. Hurry up! :)

Hmm.. Maybe the next core sprint can coincide with the real oktoberfest? ;)

This may sound grumpy to some, but I'm against gamification of open source
and also against giving GitHub a special role.

I'm also against gamification, which I have expressed personally to another core dev.
I do believe that the ability to contribute to open source is a privilege.

Any open source activity is somehow credited to or associated with some
commercial entity.  What has changed in the last 7-10 years?

I don't know, I haven't been involved with open source for that long.

I have a rather selfish motivation. I'd really like to see some of these open issues in the DevGuide closed:

During the core sprint I mentioned to another core dev that I'd like to see someone write up the git worktree part ( since I don't know how it works.
Seems like there are other core devs who knows how it works, but have not find time/motivation to write up the docs.

If during the month of October there plenty of eager contributors looking for issues to work on, why not direct them to one of our issues?
I think it benefits all of us.

We are not the one giving out t-shirts anyway. It does mean we will receive more than usual incoming PRs.
I think this will happen anyway whether I create the hacktoberfest label or not.

I'm planning to apply the labes to the devguide issues that have the 'help wanted' labels already (see above link)
and this core workflow issue which is supposed to be straightforward

Mariatta Wijaya

Mariatta Wijaya

On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:04 AM, Antoine Pitrou <> wrote:

Le 28/09/2017 à 18:58, Stefan Krah a écrit :
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 09:21:04AM -0700, Mariatta Wijaya wrote:
>> October is hacktoberfest (
>> In the month of October, people can sign up and contribute to open source
>> projects on GitHub. If they make 4 PRs during Hacktoberfest, they'll earn a
>> limited edition T-Shirt.
> This may sound grumpy to some, but I'm against gamification of open source
> and also against giving GitHub a special role.

I don't like gamification, but the t-shirt thing sounds innocuous
enough.  I would be more worried if such a scheme became permanent.
Also I'm not even sure we can prevent this one for CPython PRs:

"""To get a shirt, you must make four pull requests between October 1–31
in any timezone. Pull requests can be to *any public repo on GitHub, not
just the ones we’ve highlighted*.""" (emphasis added)


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