[Tutor] Fwd: Newbie

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sat Jan 3 08:45:24 CET 2015

On Fri, Jan 02, 2015 at 11:51:04PM +0530, Rohan Ds wrote:

> Hello everybody :)
> I am Rohan from India. I'm new to Python. I have a basic understanding as
> to how Python works. I want to contribute to PSF. The information available
> on the site didn't really answer my questions.

What sort of things do you wish to contribute? The PSF is responsible 
for protecting the Python so-called intellectual property, such as 
trademarks and copyright. The PSF also looks for sponsors, provides 
funds for Python user-groups, helps set up conventions, and (sometimes) 
manages the infrastructure.

What it doesn't do is maintain Python the language.

If you want to work on Python the language, you should start with the 
bug tracker. Look for some easy bugs, or bugs that interest you, and 
create a patch.

Instructions for contributing patches are here:


and the bug tracker is here:


> If anyone here could tell me, how I should get started with it, I'd be
> really grateful to you. Also, with GSoC coming up, if i keep contributing
> dedicatedly to PSF, will I have a shot at GSoC? Someone please reply asap.

What's the rush? :-)

I'm afraid I don't know much about the GSoC.


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