[Python-Dev] Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu May 28 12:01:07 CEST 2015

On 28 May 2015 at 19:47, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's going to be a negotiation process - companies don't typically
> contribute paid development time to open source projects out of the
> kindness of their hearts, they do it either because they're using the
> project themselves, because of deals they've made with individual
> contributors around how they spend their time, or because it helps
> them influence the direction of upstream development in ways that help
> them and their customers. (And sometimes it's a mix of all 3 of those
> factors)

And to be completely transparent about this: this probably won't be
the last of these kinds of discussions we're likely to see.

Various folks (including me) have been negotiating to have their
employers fund paid CPython contribution positions and as we coach
colleagues that take up these roles through the core team's
contribution processes, one of the consequences will be that we will
sometimes advocate for acceptance of changes that we would have
historically rejected as imposing too high a maintenance burden for an
all-volunteer development team to be expected to deal with.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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