[pydotorg-www] Current python.org contributor process
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> 
>> Your first bullet item should just be a mailto:webmaster at python.org.
>> Nothing more.
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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
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,
> If Steve Holden or Michael are out there, they may be able to clarify this.
> Carl T.
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