[python-committers] Github accounts (was: formalising retirement as a Python committer)

Alex Gaynor alex.gaynor at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 13:36:16 EST 2016

For Django this has literally never come up.


On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 1:24 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

> Another idea I had is could someone reach out to another project like
> Django or Go that switched to GitHub and see how they handled this
> situation for contributors? I don't feel I'm in a good position to ask
> about this since I personally don't have this issue so I don't think I
> could judge what would be an acceptable solution beyond the paid micro
> account solution.
> On Sat, 2 Jan 2016 at 09:49 Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, 2 Jan 2016 at 07:14 Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 3 January 2016 at 00:12, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > On 2 January 2016 at 13:46, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>>> >> I guess the PSF could refund any Github charges incurred to
>>> >> remedy the situation. Their smallest plan is USD 7 per month
>>> >> and account, so that would mean costs of USD 84 per year and
>>> >> committer - this certainly within range of what the PSF can
>>> >> provide without problem.
>>> >
>>> > Alternatively, would it be worth reaching out to Github to ask if they
>>> > would be willing to allow an exception? The condition seems intended
>>> > to disallow spamming or camping of accounts, which clearly isn't the
>>> > case here.
>>> >
>>> > Note: I have no direct interest in this, as I only use my github
>>> > account for personal activities, so the issue doesn't affect me.
>>> I use my own GitHub account for both personal projects and for work,
>>> but Red Hat's open source contribution policies are probably the most
>>> liberal on the planet, so I don't have any need to separate them.
>> Ditto for me and Microsoft.
>>> However, it's also the case that if an employer is simultaneously:
>>> 1. Expecting employees to maintain a clear separation between personal
>>> and paid activity on GitHub; and
>>> 2. Refusing to pay for dedicated GitHub work accounts for their employees
>>> Then there's a contradiction between their expectations and their
>>> failure to provide employees with the resources needed to meet those
>>> expectations.
>> I also know of people whose company is being mean to them by saying "we
>> expect you to use your single free account for us and it's your problem if
>> you want a clean separation because we're too cheap to pay for your own
>> account" getting around this by ignoring the ToS restriction. Obviously not
>> everyone will feel comfortable doing that, but I have never known anyone to
>> have their GitHub account shut down because they had separate work and
>> personal accounts that were both on the free tier.
>> But as MAL said, the PSF could easily cover the fee for a core dev to get
>> a paid micro account if someone felt they really wanted it.
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