Would You Write Python Articles or Screencasts for Money?

Anton Vredegoor anton.vredegoor at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 13:06:35 CEST 2007


Antoon Pardon wrote:

>>> That's a good point, and also a valid reason for restricting the
>>> voting community to PSF members. Thanks, Alex.
>> So in order to avoid a suspicion of a conflict of interest you want to 
>> turn the whole thing into private property of the PSF?
>>
>> That is  the most ridiculous suggestion I have ever
> 
> I kind of understand why they would want to do this. If you have
> no limitations on who may vote, such a contest can easily turn
> into a contest of who can mobilize the biggest clan of supporters.

Sure, any democratic process can be derailed by a coordinated effort of 
people with a different mentality. To prevent such things by killing the 
democratic process oneself right at the beginning of a project is a 
peculiar way of avoiding this risk.

> Now maybe there are better ways to avoid this kind of unwanted
> effect but I wouldn't call Steve's suggestion ridiculous.

It's about as ridiculous as proving that a stiff parrot is dead by 
grabbing it by the legs and repeatedly hitting it's head on the counter.

A.



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