[pydotorg-www] Documentation Tools: pdoc

Mats Wichmann mats at wichmann.us
Mon Feb 1 11:34:21 EST 2021

On 2/1/21 8:26 AM, Maximilian Hils wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am the current maintainer of the pdoc project, a Python API
> documentation tool. We are in the unfortunate situation that we have a
> hostile fork which likes to assume our name while associating itself
> with Nazi symbols [1][2]. To cut a long story short, the documentation
> tools page in the Python wiki has been repeatedly edited in favor of
> this "pdoc3" fork, presumably by its author [3]. This behavior has
> already been flagged on the mailing list by others before [4].
> As the maintainer of the original pdoc project [5], I feel that the
> current wiki entry does not portray pdoc and pdoc3 correctly. The
> original project is very much active and maintained again, and many of
> the touted benefits of the fork are present in the original software
> as well. Speaking in personal capacity: I don't want to presume to
> make that judgement, but I feel the Python wiki does not need to
> promote projects that are offensive in a number of ways.
> Given that I'm not an independent party in this conflict, I would like
> to request some guidance on what would be the right thing to do. I
> would be happy to update the wiki page myself (ideally with someone
> neutral reading over it afterwards), but I'm also open to someone else
> in the community making a judgement call.

Seems like the non-controversial part would be to update your own entry 
first. Do you have editing rights at this point?

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