[python-committers] [PSF-Members] [Fwd: Re: Push rights for Ross Lagerwall]

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Mar 9 14:35:48 CET 2011

Hello Steve,

> > I don't care and don't want to argue (I insist about this) about
> > religions, be it christianism or intellectual property.
> > If you think a legal rule is needed, please just *ensure it doesn't get
> > in the way*. That's your job as a self-proclaimed "protector of IP
> > rights", not mine.
> > 
> As I have already pointed out in this thread, the PSF is not a
> "self-proclaimed" anything. It was established by Guido precisely to
> ensure that the IP was unencumbered. So Guido clearly thinks the rule
> is needed.

I would like to hear Guido's opinion today about this. Python's
development is not the same as it was 10 years ago, and the world has
changed too.

> I think Jesse has pointed us to some very satisfactory potential
> solutions. I also think you are making a mountain out of a molehill.

The reason I am making a mountain out of a slightly oversized molehill
is that otherwise it seems people here don't care to solve the issue,
and instead keep patronizing about how the current process is fine
(which it is!... as long as it isn't actually applied...).

> Electronic forms are easier to deal with, but I seriously doubt their
> absence has lost as much development effort as the total collective
> developer time already expended on this thread :-)

Well, I agree that not so much development effort has been lost because
of us checking contributor agreements, but I think there's a reason, and
you might not like it.



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