[Python-Dev] cpython: Issue #11750: The Windows API functions scattered in the _subprocess and

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe tshepang at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 19:13:57 CEST 2012

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 18:55, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 9:02 AM, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
> <tshepang at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 17:51, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>>> and I'm not sure we'd like to
>>> accept code from convicted fellons (though I'd consider that a gray
>>> area).
>> This makes me curious... why would that be a problem at all (assuming
>> the felony is not related to the computing field)?
> Because the person might not be trustworthy, period. Or it might
> reflect badly upon Python's reputation. But yes, I could also see
> cases where we'd chose to trust the person anyway. This is why I said
> it's a gray area -- it can only be determined on a case-by-case basis.
> The most likely case might actually be someone like Aaron Swartz.

Even if Aaron submits typo fixes for documentation :)

I would think that being core developer would be the only thing that
would require trust. As for a random a contributor, their patches are
always reviewed by core developers before going in, so I don't see any
need for trust there. Identity is another matter of course, but no one
even checks if I'm the real Tshepang Lekhonkhobe.

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