[pydotorg-www] Current python.org contributor process

Carl Trachte ctrachte at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 04:56:37 CEST 2010


On 4/22/10, skip at pobox.com <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>
>     Michael> Suppose "someone" did decide they wanted to help python.org by
>     Michael> supplying a patch, this is roughly the set of steps they would
>     Michael> have to go through:
>
> Why should anyone be expected to do more than report an issue with the
> website?  If I notice a problem with Perl's site I don't "submit a patch".
> I send a message to webmaster at perl.org which says, in effect, "hey bozos -
> your site doesn't work with Chrome - everything's all jumbled up".  Why
> should python.org be any different?  The vast majority of Python programmers
> never check out the code.  Why should we expect even a miniscule fraction of
> the users of the website to check out the content?  In my mind there should
> probably be 100 people (maybe 1000) just reporting problems for every person
> who tries to check out the website.
>
>     Michael> Go to http://python.org Click on "Help maintain the website" in
>     Michael> the left sidebar: http://www.python.org/about/website/ Click on
>     Michael> website maintenance: http://www.python.org/dev/pydotorg/website
>     Michael> [1]
>
> Your first bullet item should just be a mailto:webmaster at python.org.
> Nothing more.
>
> Skip
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I may have misunderstood the intent of some of this web redesign and
ease of contribution effort (I think they are germane to this thread).
 I interpreted it as trying not only to get people to the community
through the website, but drawing them into the whole development and
maintenance process so that the core group doesn't die out or burn
out.

If Steve Holden or Michael are out there, they may be able to clarify this.

Carl T.


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