[Baypiggies] pythondev.slack.com for chatting

Craig Rodrigues rodrigc at FreeBSD.org
Tue Feb 2 20:49:50 EST 2016

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 10:56 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> So are you the one who set it up? It all feels so anonymous (and I
> worry that people may think it's going to be how core development
> happens in the future, or that it's endorsed by the PSF).

I did not set it up.  It was set up by an enthusiast,
Vishwa Krishnakumar, who advertised it in a few places like Twitter (
https://twitter.com/VishwaKk/status/620430124588990465 ) and Reddit.

While I understand that "pythondev" is in the name of the Slack instance,
I think you may be overreacting by bringing up the PSF and core Python
development, with respect to this Slack instance.

By posting a link to pythondev.slack.com, I was merely pointing out a
freely available resource that people on the Baypiggies list may find useful
for collaborating or discussing Python.  I was not seeking approval
or endorsement by PSF, nor was I suggesting that core Python development
move to this medium.

As with anything, not everyone may like Slack, which is fine.
My philosophy is, if people like it, and get something out of it, use it,
otherwise, ignore it.  I have found it to be a nice resource, hence I
shared the link with the community.

Some of the issues which you raised regarding accessibility and ease of
use are valid.  I think those are reasonable issues to raise with Vishwa,
and see if we can tune the Slack instance to be a bit more usable.

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