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Over 100000 downloads of my Python packages, Archetypes and the future

So, yesterday was a good day for me, programming-wise. The various PyPi packages I've created by myself have been downloaded over 100000 times.

I'm not sure exactly what to make of those statistics, but I think it's safe to guess that at least thousands of somewhat technical users have been using software I've developed lately.

You can see the statistics here:

Is this something to beat my chest about? Yes, I think so. Open Source projects rely on contributions from the community to thrive (most of the time anyway), and it is nice to be able to give something back and ensure the future of the project for the sake of jobs and users.

The most popular package is MegamanicEdit, a set of code and templates that enables creation of content type in an easier and more refactored way. Dexterity is the new thing in Plone and there's a lot of push to get it adopted, but I think there are also a lot of users of Plone out there that have invested in Archetypes-based solutions.. because of that I'm contemplating forking Archetypes or getting some sort of collaboration in the community to make sure that Archetypes-based code can still be used for a time to come, to basically say that we take care of users of Plone and think about compatability even for older software.

Another think is the license for Plone and its packages, but that discussion has been covered a bit on the mailing lists already, the question is how much work is required to make for example Archetypes more BSD-like so that one can sell off-the-shelf software for Plone as well.

[Permalink] [By morphex] [Python, Zope, Plone - and anything loosely related to that (Atom feed)] [2013 19 Apr 14:12 GMT+2]

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