[python-advocacy] how can Ubuntu push Python?

Tennessee Leeuwenburg tleeuwenburg at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 01:30:03 CET 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Jason Baker <amnorvend at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 5:46 PM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com>
> wrote:
> > A few years ago, a Ubutnu dev said: "Ubuntu is committed to providing
> > a complete Python development environment out of the box. It's a
> > conscious decision, made without pretense of language neutrality."  (I
> > can probably dig up the name if anyone cares.)
> >
> > I am not denying it, and if you poke around there is evidence of it,
> > but maybe it would be good for both Ubuntu and Python if that was
> > advertised?
> I'm a little bit skeptical about "advertising" it, at least directly.
> We don't want Python to be cubby-holed as a Linux language (or a
> Windows language, or an OS X language).  That said, I do think that we
> can take advantage of this if we play our cards right.  I think the
> best way to handle this is to think of more ways to push Ubuntu users
> to ask themselves "I already have a great development environment set
> up and I can do all kinds of cool stuff, why not give Python a shot?"
> Perhaps what we need is some more quick guides to making neat stuff
> under ubuntu.

I think that's a fantastic idea. "5 cool things you can do with Python on
Ubuntu" for example... +1!
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