[pydotorg-www] Current python.org contributor process

Georg Brandl georg at python.org
Fri Apr 23 01:34:03 CEST 2010


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Am 23.04.2010 00:17, schrieb Michael Foord:
> On 23/04/2010 00:10, Aahz wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010, Michael Foord wrote:
>>    
>>> If we had an almost zero barrier to entry (through the web) my guess is
>>> that we *would* have more contributions (we currently get something
>>> close to zero contributions and any website maintenance is done by a
>>> handful of volunteers).
>>>      
>> That does not match my perception, depending on how you define
>> "contribution".  AFAICT, most of the website changes are driven by a
>> request for change from someone outside the maintenance team.
>>    
> Ok, that's probably true. They are almost always of the form "please add 
> a link", or "this link is broken". We almost never get improvements, 
> additions or new content. 

But if you want to contribute, you can easily send new content via email,
or even put it on the Wiki and then suggest it be moved.

I'm afraid that many of the additional contributions you get if you make
the barrier height zero are of low quality, because those who make high
quality contributions will also find a way to contribute them.

Georg

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