I'm a grad student at UC Davis studying the python community and I wanted to know if some on this list could help me out. I'm studying the factors that affect people "graduating" from being mailing list participant to developers with write access to the repository. Is it possible to find out who is being employed to work on python and who is doing it on their own time? Some of my data points to there being two ways that people make the jump. More specifically, could those who worked on python as some aspect of their job prior to getting repo access let me know? Or if there are devs who know this information about others, I'd be really appreciative to get it. Thanks a lot.
-- Christian Bird