[IronPython] Status of Accepting External Contributions

Steve Dower s.j.dower at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 23:24:50 CEST 2010

I'll throw in a quick second. I'm also interested in contributing
if/when possible.


On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 03:14, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This horse doesn't seem to have been beaten recently, so I thought I'd
> bring it up again :). What's the status, if any, on allowing people
> outside Microsoft to contribute patches to IronPython?
> I have a few things that I don't think are at the top of the team's
> priority list that I'd be more than willing to work on (#17250,
> #26044), but I don't have that option right now. I know that the team
> has suggested other ways to help out in the past, such as providing
> extensions and filing bugs, but building a real OSS community requires
> being able to change the code directly.
> I also worry about the bus factor of IronPython; if Dino decides that
> growing potatoes on a commune in Vermont would be preferable to
> staring at computers all day, what happens to IronPython without a
> community to carry it?
> I know it's all tied up with MS Legal and there's probably not much
> the IronPython team can do about it, but I'm curious as to what state
> things are in. Maybe the licence change is just the tip of the
> iceberg?
> - Jeff
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