Egos, heartlessness, and limitations

Westley Martínez anikom15 at
Thu Apr 14 15:40:22 CEST 2011

On Wed, 2011-04-13 at 20:26 -0700, rantingrick wrote:
> On Apr 13, 10:01 pm, Ryan Kelly <r... at> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-04-13 at 19:10 -0700, rantingrick wrote:
> > > On Apr 13, 8:29 pm, Ryan Kelly <r... at> wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2011-04-13 at 17:39 -0700, rantingrick wrote:
> [...]
> > Funny you should bring that up.  The folks on python-dev are currently
> > making a substantial push to increase involvement in python core
> > development through the "Python Mentors" program.
> >
> > Site here:
> [...]
> > So anyone following along this thread, if you're interested in making a
> > genuine contribution to python as a language, this is a great time and
> > place to start.
> That was a very helpful post Ian, thank you!
> However i have a sneaking suspicion that if i join this group i will
> be denied as was the case with other python groups. However the
> question remains. Why do we need yet another group? Why can we not use
> the comp.lang.python that everyone knows already. Since this is a
> group created for noobs, how do you expect them to find out about it?
> I have been hanging around for over four years and i did not know
> until now. Go figure. The first place people are going to go for
> online help is
> comp.lang.X for whatever language they are learning.
> And who pissed in Guido's punch bowl anyway? Why is he such an elitist
> now? Why can he not come over once and a while and rub shoulders with
> the little people? He does not have to hang out every day, just drop
> in once a week or month at least.
> I guess i am just old fashioned but i though "benevolent" was a
> *positive* moniker. We need to know what kind of leader we are dealing
> with here. We deserve that much. And if he is really "benevolent" then
> *I* will apologize to both him and the community at whole. Until then
> i wait...

Nobody has to do anything.  This is an open source project.

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