Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Volume 1, Edition 1 makes history

Welcome to The Python Papers. This journal, small though it is, represents the careful efforts of a small group of Python enthusiasts who are keen to form a better community in which developers may work.

As Editor-In-Chief, my role is manifold, but my goals are to improve the level of connectedness of Python developers, and in so doing improve my own developer experience.

The entire editorial board has put time into making this publication something which will hopefully lead to a buildup of momentum, fuelled by the enthusiastic involvement of others who find Python as exciting as we do.

The current issue contains one academic, peer-reviewed article, one industry article, and a list of events coming up in Melbourne, Australia. We would like to expand this list significantly. We offer our services in organising, collating and reviewing submitted content such that Python developers around the world may participate in the creation of something bigger than all of us, for the benefit of all of us. It may be a small journal, a little thing really, but all are welcome, and we look forward to getting to know our readers through the written word.

Please download the first edition, and consider both what it is and what it might be.

For those of you looking to publish an academic paper as a part of coursework or for interest's sake alone, we can offer a formal review process which will meet those guidelines while preserving the goals of freedom of information and community spirit.

Those who are using Python in their work may like to consider using the journal as a means of expressing successes or frustrations with either the language itself or specific applications. We may be able to offer code reviews and style guides, and would be happy to hear about and help propagate news of what is happening so that everyone can take an interest.

For those who would like a reliable source of information, The Python Papers presents a unique and current view into the state of Python at large.

To all of you, welcome!
-Tennessee (Editor-In-Chief)

1 comment:

MelbournePhilosopher said...

Adam Ehlers Nyholm Thomsen said:
I just downloaded the first edition and I noticed that it says: "© Copyright 2006 The Python Papers and the individual authors This work is copyright under the Creative Commons 2.5 license subject to Attribution, Noncommercial and Attribution conditions. The full legal code may be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-ncsa/ 2.1/au/" under copyright. Shouldn't that be Attribution, Noncommercial and Share-Alike?
Apart from this I am looking forward to reading it.