[EuroPython] Press Release German finished

Stefane Fermigier sf@fermigier.com
Sun, 17 Feb 2002 18:27:12 +0100

On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 03:23:16PM +0100, Laura Creighton wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 16, 2002 at 12:02:00PM +0100, Stefane Fermigier wrote:
> >=20
> > One of the arguments would be that for many EuroZopers it's important=
> > there is a Zope conference labeled as such, and not just a Zope track=
 during a
> > Python (or Linux, or whatever) Conference.
> >=20
> > 	S.
> In a sincere effort to understand - why is this important?  Are their
> feelings already hurt for some reason?  Are there lots of people who
> only use Zope and don't care about Python the language at all?  Did
> this start out as a Zope Conference and we don't want to appear to be
> taking it over? =20

AFAICT, this started as a Python and Zope conference, back when we
discussed it in Charleroi.

We agreed that we put the emphasis on Python, but not to the point to
not put Zope in the title.

And to reply to your question:

1) I think there is a non neglegible proportion of Zope users who
would use it anyway of it was written in Perl, Java, Ruby or CAML.
There is also a number of business people who would even prefer that Zope
was written in Java, and are very hard (most of the time, impossible)
to convince that having Zope written in Python is the good choice.

2) Speaking for myself, my feelings would not be hurt, since I'm a fan
of the Python language since way before Zope was even conceived, but I st=
this the right decision, for the conference, is to put Zope in the title.


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