Would You Write Python Articles or Screencasts for Money?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Apr 24 11:04:37 EDT 2007

Alex Martelli wrote:
> Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>    ...
>> used to provide incentives to improve the available information about
>> Python, and possibly even the software that's available in Python. I 
>> have undertaken to make a proposal to the PSF Board for an incentive 
>> scheme. So please let me have your ideas.
> My main suggestion here is to declare PSF members to be "not eligible"
> for these cash awards (although it would be perfectly fine to award
> ourselves nice pieces of parchment, or PSF hats or other schwag, in
> recognition of such good work, I'd suggest giving cash awards only to
> non-members).  When cash is involved, it's important to avoid even the
> slightest hint of a suggestion of a suspicion of a conflict of interest;
> that, I guess, is why firms that run contests with cash prizes always
> declare employees and their families "not eligible", and why I think the
> PSF should do likewise in this case.
That's a good point, and also a valid reason for restricting the voting 
community to PSF members. Thanks, Alex.

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