Thursday, September 14, 2023

Announcing Python Software Foundation Fellow Members for Q2 2023! 🎉

The PSF is pleased to announce its second batch of PSF Fellows for 2023! Let us welcome the new PSF Fellows for Q2! The following people continue to do amazing things for the Python community:

Esteban Maya Cadavid 
Martijn Pieters 
Philip Jones
Yifei Wang

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

The above members help support the Python ecosystem by being phenomenal leaders, sustaining the growth of the Python scientific community, maintaining virtual Python communities, maintaining Python libraries, creating educational material, 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 recognizing Pythonistas all over the world for their impact on our community. The criteria for Fellow members is available online: 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 Quarter 3 nominations are currently in review. We are accepting nominations for Quarter 4 through November 20, 2023.

Are you a PSF Fellow and want to help the Work Group review nominations? Contact us at psf-fellow at

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Python Software Foundation has been authorized by the CVE Program as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA)

When a vulnerability is disclosed in software you're depending on, the last thing you want is for the remediation process to be confusing or ad-hoc. Towards the goal of a more secure and safe Python ecosystem, the Python Software Foundation has been authorized by the CVE Program as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA).

Being authorized as a CNA is one milestone in the Python Software Foundation's strategy to improve the vulnerability response processes of critical projects in the Python ecosystem. The Python Software Foundation CNA scope covers Python and pip, two projects which are fundamental to the rest of Python ecosystem.

By becoming a CNA, the PSF will be providing the following benefits to in-scope projects:

  • Paid staffing for CNA operations rather than requiring volunteer time.
  • Quicker allocations of CVE IDs after a vulnerability is reported.
  • Involvement of each projects' security response teams during the reporting of vulnerabilities.
  • Richer published advisories and CVE Records including descriptions, metadata, and remediation information.
  • Consistent disclosures and publishing locations.

CNA operations will be staffed primarily by the recently hired Security Developer-in-Residence Seth Michael Larson, Ee Durbin, and Chloe Gerhardson.

The PSF wants to help other Open Source organizations and will be sharing lessons learned and developing guidance on becoming a CNA and day-to-day operations.

To be alerted of newly published vulnerabilities in Python or pip, subscribe to the mailing list for security advisories. There is also a new advisory database published to GitHub using the machine-readable Open Source Vulnerability (OSV) format.

If you'd like to report a security vulnerability to Python or pip, the vulnerability disclosure policy is available on