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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Zed and community

Who is Zed?

Zed it seems knows about his blogging style: asking questions
as statements;and ranting.but
it seems that he has written good code for the Rails community in the
past and has earned some peoples respect. Now he is a new member of the
Python community I would hope that current members realize his style
and try not to emulate it.

Zed may be here for a long stay, or gone tomorrow, but I wouldn't want
the lasting effect to be a rise in the abrasiveness of the Python
community, or an unthinking
abandonment of community  practices. Even if Zed does produce
Pythons Holy Grail, we have to remember that that is software.
Community  matters,  and we have to work with the
Zeds, the Alex's, the Xah's, the Tim's without being seen to sink to
the lowest common denominator.


  1. perfecty said. keep it civil and push technology forward, not sideways.

  2. He is who he is. Read him or don't. If he alienates the Python community, well, so be it, but I'm going to give him a chance. If people are not abrasive by nature I don't think the presence of an abrasive person is going to send everybody into abrasive mode anymore than legalizing marijuana would send every Boy Scout in the USA out shopping for a giant bong the next day.

    YMMV, Peace to all,



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