Now I have to know, whats a "Jam Session"?

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From: "Chris McDonough" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Andy McKay" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2000 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Zope] Fw: PythonLabs Team Moves to Digital Creations


> This is way too cool.  :-)
>
> Guido was at DC in Fredericksburg on Friday.  The rest of the PythonLabs
> folks were unfortunately not in attendance.  Since it was a Friday, and
> since we normally have "Jam Sessions" on Friday afternoons, so we had
"Guido
> Jam": we all got a chance to poke at him with questions and such and vice
> versa.  (Probably the thing I got a kick out of most in that session was
Jim
> just sitting there grinning like a maniac - he's pretty pumped about
having
> the PythonLabs team here now.)
>
> We talked about class/type distinctions and the possibility of removing
them
> within Python, why acquisition is useful and some of its shortcomings,
> stackless Python, and other less esoteric things.  Hopefully the newer
> members of DC (like me) will soon get a chance to meet the rest of the
> PythonLabs team face-to-face.
>
> - C
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andy McKay" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2000 12:10 PM
> Subject: [Zope] Fw: PythonLabs Team Moves to Digital Creations
>
>
> > This is great news for Zope...
> >
> > (well I think it is anyway)
> >
> > > -------- Original Message --------
> > > Subject: PythonLabs Team Moves to Digital Creations
> > > Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 20:42:42 -0500
> > > From: Guido van Rossum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Python mailing
> > > list),[EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > >
> > > To all Python users and developers:
> > >
> > > Less than half a year ago, I moved with my team to BeOpen.com, in the
> > > hope of finding a new permanent home for Python development.  At
> > > BeOpen, we've done several good things for Python, such as moving the
> > > Python and Jython development process to SourceForge, and the
> > > successful release of Python 2.0.
> > >
> > > Unfortunately, BeOpen.com's original plans for PythonLabs didn't work
> > > out as hoped, and we weren't able to reach mutual agreement on
> > > workable alternative plans -- despite trying for months.
> > >
> > > I am proud to have found a new home for my entire team: starting
> > > today, Tim Peters, Barry Warsaw, Jeremy Hylton, Fred Drake and myself
> > > are working for Digital Creations.  We will be spending part of our
> > > time on core Python development (including Jython and Mailman) and
> > > part of our time on Python infrastructure improvements that also
> > > benefit Zope.
> > >
> > > Python will remain Open Source; Digital Creations has no desire to
> > > monetize or brand the Python language or specific Python
> > > distributions.  All future work we do on Python as Digital Creations
> > > employees will be owned by a non-profit organization yet to be
> > > created.  We think of this new organization as the Python Software
> > > Foundation.  In the meantime (while the PSF is under construction) I
> > > will own such copyrights personally.
> > >
> > > We're excited to be working for Digital Creations: they are one of the
> > > oldest companies active in the Python community, one of the companies
> > > most committed to Python, and they have a great product!  Plus, we
> > > know they have deep financial backing.  We trust that Digital
> > > Creations will provide a stable home for Python for many years.
> > >
> > > Digital Creations has also offered to take over hosting of the
> > > python.org and starship sites.  On behalf of the Python community,
> > > we're grateful for this support of the two prime community sites for
> > > Python, and we expect to be implementing the transitions shortly.
> > >
> > > These are exciting times for the PythonLabs team -- and also for
> > > Python and its community.  Mainstream successes for Python are showing
> > > up everywhere, and we're proud to be a part of such a smart and
> > > friendly community.  A great year lies ahead!
> > >
> > > --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
> > >
> > > --
> > > http://www.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
> >
> >
> >
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