Would You Write Python Articles or Screencasts for Money?

Anton Vredegoor anton.vredegoor at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 13:50:08 CEST 2007


Antoon Pardon wrote:
> On 2007-04-25, Anton Vredegoor <anton.vredegoor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> 
> As far as I understood the idea was to reward excellence. The process
> to achieve this can be democratic, but in that case it is just a means
> to an end. The democratic process was not an end itself.

Yes, but this sub thread was about avoiding a suspicion of a conflict of 
interests. If this suspicion is to be avoided by just openly promoting 
the interests of the members of the PSF that is one hell of a way of 
solving the problem.

A.



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