[pydotorg-www] Current python.org contributor process

Michael Foord mfoord at python.org
Fri Apr 23 10:00:10 CEST 2010

On 23/04/2010 04:56, Carl Trachte wrote:
> 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.

Yes, some of us would like to see a larger community with more 
contributors to Python, its documentation and the website. It seems this 
is a goal not shared by everyone.

All the best,

Michael Foord

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


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