Pylint - the world renowned Python code static checker - now has a landing page :

We've tried to summarize all the things a newcomer should know about pylint. We hope it reflects the diversity of uses and support canals for pylint.

Open and decentralized Web

Note that pylint is not hosted on github or another well-known forge, since we firmly believe in a decentralized architecture for the web.

This applies especially to open source software development. Pylint's development is self-hosted on a forge and its code is version-controlled with mercurial, a distributed version control system (DVCS). Both tools are free software written in python.

We know centralized (and closed source) platforms for managing software projects can make things easier for contributors. We have enabled a mirror on bitbucket (and pylint-brain) so as to ease forks and pull requests. Pull requests can be made there and even from a self-hosted mercurial (with a quick email on the mailing-list).

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