[python-committers] Number of contributors

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Thu Dec 7 18:40:06 EST 2017

Le 07/12/2017 à 23:20, Victor Stinner a écrit :
> 2017-12-07 0:39 GMT+01:00 Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org>:
>> Therefore, we should strive to attract more contributors in the hope
>> that the number of core developers selected out of those contributors
>> will also increase.
> Over the last 9 months, Stéphane Wirtel accounted 586 different
> contributors (who got pull requests merged). I'm not sure that we have a
> real issue with the number of contributors.

That number is not very interesting in itself, since Github indeed makes
it easy to submit and integrate small fixes.  So you can have many
occasional contributors but very few regular contributors keen on
tackling non-trivial tasks.

It would be more interesting to know how many of those contributors
submitted several (for example 5 or more) non-trivial fixes or improvements.



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