[python-committers] Changing commiter status

Chris Jerdonek chris.jerdonek at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 20:20:40 EDT 2018

What will be the threshold of activity? For example, if one hasn’t been
committing due to time but occasionally comments on or opens b.p.o. issues
or reviews pull requests, etc, would that mean the logo disappears? There
is value in having the logo show up when commenting.


On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 1:52 PM Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 18 June 2018 at 20:41, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> > On 18.06.2018 21:07, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >> Hm, unless I misunderstood, MAL's
> >>
> >>> Being a core developer of Python is a status
> >>
> >> suggests that core devs might want to keep this status since it confers
> >> "status" on their person (it looks good on a resume for sure). And I
> >> wouldn't want to make it any harder for a 3rd party to verify someone's
> >> claim to this status in their resume.
> >>
> >> Marc-Andre, is that what you meant?
> >
> > I guess I wasn't clear, sorry.
> >
> > Perhaps the better term is "title" rather than "status". My
> > understanding is that you become core developer and essentially
> > keep this title forever.
> >
> > Whether you actually have your keys in the repo to push a PR
> > or not is a different story and not really related to the "title"
> > you earned.
> >
> > Listing the core developers somewhere on an official page
> > would help with the verification you are referring to. At
> > the moment, we don't seem to have this. It does make a difference
> > on CVs and it's one of the few things we can give back to people
> > when contributing code and time to Python.
> Just to add my thoughts here. I agree that "being a Python core
> developer" is something people can be proud of (I know I am!), as well
> as being good to put on a CV. It would be a shame to devalue that
> pride by saying in effect that you're no longer a "real" core
> developer if you don't keep contributing.
> So I'd very much like to distinguish the idea of "being a core
> developer" from the administrative management of commit privileges.
> The respect and gratitude of our peers is one of the few things it's
> possible to get as a reward for open source contributions - let's be
> generous with that (and with openly acknowledging it).
> Paul
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