Lightning Talk: Introduction to the Python Software Foundation

Lightning Talk: Introduction to the Python Software Foundation

A brief overview of what the PSF is and what it does.

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Andrew Kuchling

October 20, 2012
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  1. Python Software Foundation Introduction

  2. What does the PSF do? • Holds the copyright for

    Python and Jython • both the code and the trademark • Manages python.org servers (at OSU) • www • pypi • bugs (Roundup tracker) • hg.python.org (Mercurial repository)
  3. What does the PSF do? • Runs PyCon US •

    Employs an event coordinator • Provides financial backing • March 15-17 2013 in Santa Clara CA • 2014, 2015: Montreal, Québec
  4. What does the PSF do? • Supports conferences w/ monetary

    grants: • PyArkansas, PyOhio, PyTexas • SciPy • EuroPython • PyCon: • India, Germany, Poland • UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada • South Africa, Brazil
  5. What does the PSF do? • Helping fund groups: •

    Local meetups • PyLadies • Community service awards • 2012 Q3: Simon Cross for PyCon ZA, Cape Town user group, Genshi maintainer. • Kenneth Gonsalves for organizing PyCon India. • Distinguished Service Award: • John Hunter for matplotlib
  6. What does the PSF do? • Grants: • $5K to

    PyPy for STM development • $5K to Kivy for porting to Python 3 • To readthedocs.org for hosting costs • An upcoming redesign of www.python.org
  7. How can you help? • Have your company become a

    PSF sponsor member ($2K/5K/10K/20K levels) • Become an associate member for $99 • http://www.psfmember.org • Make a one-time donation • http://www.python.org/psf/donations • http://www.python.org/psf/ for more info