On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 02:25:33AM -0000, email@example.com wrote:
I think there should be a page on python.org that says all contributors are welcome, and one way to become a contributor is to wrangle the issue tracker, and explains what this involves (I don't really have any idea, actually; I assume it's things like setting
Actually there already is such a page: http://www.python.org/dev/contributing/ . Excerpt:
If you have helped out in the issue tracker for a little while or have been a good participant on python-dev you may ask for Developer privileges on the tracker which allow you to change any and all metadata on an issue.
Please don't be shy about asking for the privilege! We are more liberal with giving out this ability than with commit privileges, so you don't need to have been contributing for a year to gain this ability. And with Developer privileges you can work more autonomously and be an even greater help by narrowing down what issues on the tracker deserve the most attention at any one time.
Issue workflow is specified in http://www.python.org/dev/workflow/.
Suggestions for text improvements/changes are welcomed.