[pydotorg-www] project plan

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Apr 22 21:57:29 CEST 2010

Jesse Noller wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 1:26 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>> As a piece of anecdotal evidence - I speak to people *daily*, in which
>>> the conversation goes like this:
>>> Them: "Man, I found a bug in the docs/python lib/site"
>>> Me: "Please file a bug, better yet, file a patch! Especially the docs,
>>> they're easy to fix!"
>>> Them: <rummaging>
>>> Them: I have to do *what* to change a line in the docs?! Check out
>>> code? Do a diff? Screw that!! I have other things to do that *pay me*.
>>> Me: Please file a bug at least!
>>> Them: Why bother? It's going to take forever for it to get fixed. You
>>> deal with it.
>> Can you please give three or four examples of the changes they would
>> like to see made? Please be as specific as possible.
>> Thanks,
>> Martin
> Rather then trying to randomly summarize discussion spanning about two
> years mixed with gut feelings, I took the discussion public:
> http://jessenoller.com/2010/04/22/why-arent-you-contributing-to-python/
> http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1285897

Hmm. Maybe you were exaggerating them? If you get *daily* conversations
on how difficult it is to contribute to python.org, you don't have to go
back two years - just this week should provide you with four examples...

In any case, the posting you made has a different focus than the one we
had been discussing (at least, what I thought we were discussing),
namely python.org - *not* python itself. I know there are barriers to
contributing to Python, but I think I understand them much better, plus
I do think people contribute plenty to Python - we get more issues than
we can process.

I had hoped you would be able to provide examples of changes that people
specifically want to make to python.org (and remain still wondering what
precisely you meant by that).


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