Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Key generation and signing ceremony for PyPI

On Friday October 30th at 11:15 AM EDT the Python Software Foundation will be live streaming a remote key generation and signing ceremony to bootstrap The Update Framework for The Python Package Index. You can click here to see what time this is in your local timezone.

This ceremony is one of the first practical steps in deploying The Update Framework to PyPI per PEP 458.

The Python Software Foundation Director of Infrastructure, Ernest W. Durbin III, and Trail of Bits Senior Security Engineer, William Woodruff, will be executing the runbook developed at https://github.com/psf/psf-tuf-runbook.

For transparency purposes a live stream will be hosted from the Python Software Foundation's YouTube channel. Please subscribe to the channel to be notified when the stream is live if you'd like to follow along.

Additionally the recording will be archived on the Python Software Foundation's YouTube channel.


This work is being funded by Facebook Research and was originally announced in late 2018 and a portion of it commenced in 2019 while awaiting PEP 458's acceptance. With PEP 458 in place we announced that work would commence in March.

We appreciate the patience and contributions of the community, Facebook Research, and Trail of Bits in seeing through the implementation of PEP 458.

Additionally volunteers from The Secure Systems Lab at NYUDatadog, and VMWare have helped to develop the implementation for PyPI but have begun work on client implementations to verify the results in pip.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Python Software Foundation Fellow Members for Q3 2020

It's that time of year! Let us welcome the new PSF Fellows for Q3! The following people continue to do amazing things for the Python community:

Débora Azevedo

Twitter, Website

Ines Montani

Twitter, GitHub, Website

John Roa

Karolina Ladino

Website, Twitter

Katia Lira

Twitter

Mariatta Wijaya

Twitter, GitHub Sponsor, GitHub, LinkedIn

Melissa Weber Mendonça

GitHub, Twitter

Ng Swee Meng

LinkedIn, GitHub, Twitter, Instagram

Nilo Ney Coutinho Menezes

GitHub, Blog, Twitter, Website

Park Hyun-woo

GitHub, Twitter

Ram Rachum

GitHub, Blog

Sebastian Vetter

LinkedIn, Website

Thank you for your continued contributions. We have added you to our Fellow roster online.

The above members help support the Python ecosystem by contributing to CPython, contributing to the PyLadies community, maintaining Python libraries, creating educational material, translating courses, organizing Python events and conferences, starting Python communities in local regions, and overall being great mentors in our community. Each of them continues to help make Python more accessible around the world. To learn more about the new Fellow members, check out their links above.

Let's continue to recognize Pythonistas all over the world for their impact on our community. The criteria for Fellow members is available online: https://www.python.org/psf/fellows/. If you would like to nominate someone to be a PSF Fellow, please send a description of their Python accomplishments and their email address to psf-fellow at python.org. We are accepting nominations for quarter 4 through November 20, 2020.

Work Group Needs Members

The Fellow Work Group is looking for more members from all around the world! If you are a PSF Fellow and would like to help review nominations, please email us at psf-fellow at python.org. More information is available at: https://www.python.org/psf/fellows/.