Talking to marketing people about Python

John J. Lee jjl at
Wed Sep 27 21:54:28 CEST 2006

Roy Smith <roy at> writes:

> I'm working on a product which for a long time has had a Perl binding for 
> our remote access API.  A while ago, I wrote a Python binding on my own, 
> chatted it up a bit internally, and recently had a (large) customer enquire 
> about getting access to it.
> I asked for permission to distribute the Python binding, and after a few 
> weeks of winding its way through the corporate bureaucracy I got an email 
> from a product manager who wants to meet with me to "understand the market 
> demand for Python API before we commercialize it".
> Can anybody suggest some good material I can give to him which will help 
> explain what Python is and why it's a good thing, in a way that a 
> marketing/product management person will understand?

What market is your company in?

Try to find examples of Python used in similar contexts (this
newsgroup is not a bad place to do that, of course, but you haven't
told us what the market is).


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