OT: contribution rewards (was Re: [Python-Dev] Re: Sets: elt in dict, lst.include)

Peter Funk pf@artcom-gmbh.de
Wed, 24 Jan 2001 08:31:30 +0100 (MET)


Guido van Rossum:
> Ping's proposal makes a lot of sense.  This is a reversal of my
> previous opinion on this matter.  (Take note -- those don't happen
> very often! :-)

It gives a warm und fuzzy feeling to see that happen sometimes at all. ;-)

> First to submit a working patch gets a free copy of 2.1a2 and
> subsequent releases,

This repeated offer of free copies of Python becomes increasingly
boring.  For quite a while I myself have not contributed anything useful 
and I am nevertheless hoarding free copies of Python here. ;-)

What about offering another immaterial reward to potential contributors
instead?  What about "fame points"?  Anybody contributing something
useful to Python receives a certain number of "fame points":  These
fame points will be added and placed in front of the name of
the contributor into the ACKS file and the file will be sorted
accordingly turning the ACKS file effectively into some kind of
"Python contribution high score" ...   ;-)

Just kidding, Peter