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 - only subscribers may post messages without moderator approval. Subscribing also means receiving messages sent only to the list, rather than relying on being included in the CC list for replies.

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.

        * We ask everyone to be welcoming, friendly, and patient.
        * Flame wars and insults are unacceptable in any fashion, by any party.
        * Anything can be asked, and RTFM is not an acceptable answer.
        * Neither is its in the archives, go read them.
        * List archives are available only to subscribers, but subscription is open to everyone.
        * Since the archives are closed  cross posting to public mailing lists is discouraged.
        * Statements made by core developers can be quoted outside of the list.
        * Statements made by others can not be quoted outside the list without explicit permission. [1]
        * We endorse the PSFs Diversity statement.
        * The list administrators reserve the right to revoke the subscription of members (including mentors) that persistently fail to abide by this Code of Conduct. [2]

    [1] Anonymised paraphrased statements someone asked about are ok  direct quotes with or without names are not appropriate.
    [2] 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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