[pydotorg-www] A new planet for user group blog postings!
mfoord at python.org
Thu Jul 29 18:07:37 CEST 2010
On 29/07/2010 17:04, Alex Clark wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Doug Hellmann
> <doug.hellmann at gmail.com <mailto:doug.hellmann at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2010, at 11:12 AM, Aahz wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 29, 2010, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> >> On Jul 28, 2010, at 11:54 PM, Stephan Deibel wrote:
> >>> I think people are interested in user groups, but their interest
> >>> is limited to first finding one or a few groups near them and then
> >>> following just those groups. A world-wide feed of all groups
> >>> seem like an interesting thing to me either, though I may just
> not be
> >>> getting why I would care what all user groups are doing.
> >> There would be several benefits to having a single place for all
> >> Python user group news:
> >> 1. It would celebrate the fact that the community encourages user
> >> groups. Given the recent discussions on the PSF members list about
> >> establishing a federation of regional/international foundations
> >> to work with the PSF, local user groups are going to become more
> >> important since they are a likely source of members and
> organizers for
> >> those new foundations.
> > Perhaps your purposes would be served by broadening your
> proposal? We
> > could make this an aggregator for "community news". We would
> > label it as specifically for user group news in addition to e.g.
> > conference news, sprints, and so on. The python.org
> <http://python.org> news feed could
> > then be one of the first sources.
> That makes a lot of sense. We could pull posts from the blog for
> the new sprint project Jesse is organizing and the pyfound blog
> (maybe limited to a specific tag, to avoid cross-posting everything).
> Alex, what do you think?
> Sure, if I understand correctly there is agreement to the idea of a
> new planet for "community news", and http://python.org/news/ would
> feed to it, as would any UG that wanted to.
> I also pictured this "community news" feed going to planet.python.org
> <http://planet.python.org/> at some point, if it proved successful.
I would expect several of the news sources to *already* be aggregated on
planet python, so we couldn't just pull in the feed wholesale. It sounds
like there is consensus that a community news feed will have value on
its own - but we should maintain them separately.
Feeds in the community news planet can be added to the main planet
All the best,
> Feed madness!
> Thanks, all for considering. And let me know if I can be of any
> assistance in implementing if you decide to move forward.
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