1. A Tale of a Bug

    or, "those python-dev people are awesome."

    My experience with the Python bug tracker has been pretty sparse and largely limited to some of the eternaissues like "make HTMLParser deal with even more broken HTML" that never really get resolved because they're not very important and don't have a champion. So …

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  2. Lazyweb query: CloudStore (or KosmosFS)

    Does anyone have any experience with CloudStore, formerly known as KosmosFS? From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CloudStore:

    CloudStore (KFS, previously Kosmosfs) is Kosmix's C++ implementation of
    Google File System. ... CloudStore supports incremental scalability,
    replication, checksumming for data integrity, client side fail-over and access
    from C++, Java and Python.
    

    The …

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  3. A slightly more thoughtful post on diversity

    (Some more meanderings on the brouhaha about diversity in the Python world.)

    First, I've removed 'python' from the tags and made sure that neither Planet Python nor Advogato feed from this blog otherwise; I suspect by talking about politics and feelings in OSS I'm getting further from my normal target …

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  4. Diversity in a Nutshell

    Since a few people have asked, here's a rough guide to the diversity discussion. No specifics allowed.

    1. diversity list created to (among other things) ponder an official diversity statement for Python. List is closed-archive but open for general subscription.

    2. Various diversity list discussions become heated. Some people (including …

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  5. GHOP to run again; HELP.

    The contest formally known as GHOP is going to run again this fall, and we need your help.

    Yes, you. YOU, over there in the corner. Stop avoiding this post!

    GHOP, for those of you who don't remember or weren't around 2 years ago, was the very successful pilot sister …

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