[Python-Dev] Encouraging developers

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Tue Mar 6 20:52:03 CET 2007

On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 01:03:39PM -0600, skip at pobox.com wrote:
> Could the Summer of Code be used as a vehicle to match up current developers
> with potentially new ones?  The svn sandbox (or a branch) could serve as a
> place for developers to get their feet wet. Perhaps Raymond can comment on
> whether he thinks that makes sense based upon his experience mentoring the
> Decimal-in-C module.

Gregory Johnson, who did the rewrite of mailbox.py in the 2005 SoC,
did a very good job; the module went into 2.5 and, judging by the few
bug reports that have come in, gained some users pretty quickly.  He
also vanished after SoC was over, which is unfortunate, but not due to
anything in my mentoring (I hope!).


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