When I announced on the blog that I would, in order to provide free exposure, review open source Python applications readers sent in, I figured I would receive a half-dozen or so. I was wrong. To date, I've received 22 requests from creators of open source Python projects. The size and scope of these projects range from the just-released, one man side-project to mature, multi-author behemoths. I couldn't be happier.
That being said, I didn't exactly properly plan for a response like this. I figured I would toss some reviews up on the blog and be done with it. While reviews will still appear on the blog, their true home will be a new site: reviews.jeffknupp.com. It's powered by a small Flask application I wrote over the weekend (and it shows). While the application meets my bare minimum requirements, it lacks a number of features I think would be useful.
Rather than do it all by myself, I decided to perform an experiment I've been thinking about for a long, long time. In fact, it's less an experiment and more of a fanciful dream of a world where programmers work together and lend a hand when they see the opportunity.
I'm going to see if my readers can work together to create an awesome open source web application.