Python Core Development Mentorship

The Python Core Development Mentorship list is intended to provide a welcoming introductory environment for developers interested in contributing to core Python development.

The list is moderated and private; this means:

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In addition to this list, written guidelines for contributing can be found in the Developer's Guide for CPython: .

A major goal of this group is to help new contributors feel more confident about participating in the results-focused public environments of the bug tracker, python-dev, and python-ideas.

The following code of conduct is not meant as a means for punishment, action, or censorship for the mailing list or project. Instead, it is meant to set the tone, expectations, and comfort level for mentors and those wishing to be mentored on the list.

[0] This is a grey area: Mentioning a commercial offering by a regularly active member as part of a relevant response to a question is fine; so is a genuine question including mention of a commercial product

[1] Use of tracking is grounds for immediate revocation of list membership.

[2] Anonymised, paraphrased statements or questions are okay; direct quotes with or without names are not.

[3] The current administrators are listed at the bottom of the page. Mentors that would like to help administer or moderate the list just need to ask.

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