[BangPypers] [ANN][X-Post] SciPy India conference in Dec. 2009

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Wed Oct 7 13:21:54 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 07 Oct 2009 4:44:10 pm Asokan Pichai wrote:
> It is as much your assumption that KG's one line comment referred to
> scipy.in that started this. And the first page of fossee.in explains
> that python is only one of the components of the project.

my objection was not to the use of drupal - after all one does not get 
passionate over the use of a tool - if it works for the person who has to use 
it, no problem. My objection was to the blog post 'whydrupal?'. The whole tone 
and attitude seriously upset me.
> All the comments about the appropriateness of drupal for a python
> conference site are misguided--because the conference site __is__ in
> django.

so what prevents you from mentioning it in the footer? surely it is a good 
thing to acknowledge the software used? btw, I registered at the site, but am 
unable to log in (possibly log in is disabled?)
> And equally inappropriate are the comments along the lines of 'for
> propagating python how can you use drupal?' because the site is for
> more than python and that is explained in the first page.

as far as I am concerned, the only thing that I object to is the blog post. 
Yes, freedom of expression is cool, but certainly not in an official website 
(that *is* the official website of fossee is it not?). It is generally not 
advisable to permit people to put up whatever they want on an official website 
(unless you plan to take responsibility for it).

> Now I am as much a fan of the no-holds barred discussions, but I would
> like draw the line at comments that are not informed about the subject
> matter at hand

the comments were well informed of all the information available.

Kenneth Gonsalves
Senior Project Officer

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