[Python-Dev] Continuing 2.x

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Fri Oct 29 18:22:09 CEST 2010

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On 10/29/2010 10:21 AM, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> 2010/10/29 M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com>:
>> Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>>> He's not saying we shouldn't welcome them; we just don't want to it
>>> attached to python-dev.
>> That new team could be part of python-dev, couldn't it ? Not necessarily
>> the mailing list, but the team of Python developers. Much like the
>> (new) py3k developers joined in when that project was kicked off.
> Perhaps, but it would debatable how much infrastructure (ie buildbots,
> tracker) would be available to them.

"Infrastructure" sounds to me like code for "money".  How much of the
PSF's money, for instance, comes from organizations whose primary
interest is still Python2?  How many of them are only or principally
only interested in Python3?  Then again, how much of the PSF's budget
goes toward infrastructure? (I honestly don't know the answers to any of
these questions).

For "donated" infrastructure, surely the individuals providing CPU /
bandwidth / diskspace make that call, and not python-dev.  If a new
retro-fork development community emerges, its members will include folks
who have a vested interest in continuing Python 2.x development, and
hence can donate (or recruit) such in-kind contributions.

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