[Python-Dev] Re: Re: 2.4 news reaches interesting places

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Fri Dec 17 14:49:45 CET 2004

Keith Dart <kdart at kdart.com> writes:

> A.M. Kuchling wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 03:32:03PM -0200, Carlos Ribeiro wrote:
>>>Of course, the point here is not Perl-bashing. The point here is that
>>>we should be able to "sell" Python better than we do now, even without
>>>the need to resort to such poor measures. I'm sure the Python
>>>community does have good & creative people that can write a good
>>>"selling" FAQ for Python, emphasizing the main points of the language.
>> No one disagrees that Python needs better marketing material.  At
>> the
>> last PyCon a group of people sat down in a pydotorg BoF and agreed
>> that yes, we do need a management-friendly marketing site, and that we
>> could put it on a separate hostname (something.python.org) so that the
>> current www.python.org wouldn't have to be changed.
>> However, no one has actually sat down and written such a site, or
>> even
>> outlined it.  Let me encourage you to go ahead and do that.  You could
>> draft the outline on a Wiki page, and then later figure out an
>> attractive design and organization for a new site.
> Whatever it looks like, it should probably run on Zope plus Plone. 8-) 
> You know... eat your own dog food. 8-)

This is SO not the problem that needs discussion...

> The kind folks over at Zettai! have provided some space for
> me. Perhaps they will be glad to host the main Python site, as well?

Neither is this!


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  someone else whose program didn't work, don't do what they
  did. Repeat as needed.    -- Tim Peters, on python-help, 16 Jun 1998

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