Python Software Foundation
The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.
—from the Mission Statement page
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that holds the intellectual property rights behind the Python programming language. We manage the open source licensing for Python version 2.1 and later and own and protect the trademarks associated with Python. We also run the North American PyCon conference annually, support other Python conferences around the world, and fund Python related development with our grants program and by funding special projects.
For a quick overview of the PSF's activities, please read the Executive Summary. For regular updates, see our blog.
PSF Sponsor Members
The PSF would not be possible without the generous financial help of the following sponsor members:
ActiveState (founding sponsor)
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc. (ASTi)
Edgestream Partners, L.P.
Zope Corporation (founding sponsor)
PSF Donors and Donated Infrastructure
Additional funding is provided by our donors. This web site and related services run mostly on donated infrastructure.
For questions about the PSF, or for comments on the PSF web pages, please write to email@example.com.
For questions about Python, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For comments on the python.org web pages, please write to email@example.com.
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