Tuesday, October 30, 2018

PyPI Security and Accessibility Q1 2019 Request for Information period opens.

The Python Software Foundation Packaging Working Group has applied for and received a commitment from the Open Technology Fund to fulfill a contract for their Core Infrastructure Fund.
PyPI is a foundational component of the Python ecosystem and broader computer software and technology landscape. This project aims to improve the security and accessibility of PyPI for all users worldwide, whether they are direct users like project maintainers and pip installers or indirect users. The impact of this work will be highly visible and improve crucial features of the service.
We plan to begin the project in January 2019. Because of the size of the project, funding has been allocated to secure one or more contractors to complete the development, testing, verification, and assist in the rollout of necessary features.
Register Interest
To receive notification when our Request for Information period closes and the Request for Proposals period opens, please register your interest here.

What is the Request for Information period?

A Request for Information (RFI) is a process intended to allow us (The Python Software Foundation) and potential contractors to openly share information to improve the scope and definition of the project at hand.
We hope that it will help potential contractors better understand the work to be completed and develop better specified proposals. Additionally we hope that the open nature of our RFI will expose the project to multiple perspectives and potentially help shape the direction for some choices in the project.
The Request for Information period opens today, October 30, 2018, and is scheduled to close November 13, 2018.
After the RFI period closes, we will use the results of the process to prepare and open a Request for Proposals to solicit proposals from contractors to complete the work.

More Information

The full version of our Request for Information document can be found here.

Participate!

Our RFI will be conducted on the Python Community Discussion Forum. Participants will need to create an account in order to propose new topics of discussion or respond to existing topics.
All discussions will remain public and available for review by potential proposal authors who do not wish to or cannot create an account to participate directly.

Monday, October 22, 2018

2018 PSF Recurring Giving Campaign

The PSF is launching an end-of-year fundraising drive to build a sustainable community of supporters. Our goal is to raise $30,000! You can help by signing up to give monthly or if you’re already a supporting member (Thank You!!), by checking the box to renew your membership automatically.

The drive begins October 22 and concludes November 21, 2018.

Your donations have IMPACT

Over $118,543 was awarded in financial aid to 143 PyCon attendees in 2018.
$240,000 has been paid in grants from January through September 2018 to recipients in 45 different countries.

Some examples of how your donation dollars are spent:

  • $35,000 was provided to the Python Core Development Sprint in 2018
  • $20,000 helps support 11 Python conferences, impacting over  3,000 people globally
  • $20,000 helps support ~25 hands-on workshops impacting over 700 people 
  • $10,000 supports user group meetup fees for 150 groups for 6 months
  • $5,000 provides hosting for 3-4 PSF community web services for a year(e.g. Mail.python.org, uspycon.org, wiki.python.org)
  • $1,000 helps supports 2 regional conferences, impacting over 500 people
  • $50 supports a Python meetup group for 3 months

This work can’t be done without the generous financial support that people like you provide.

It's easy to donate - 

  • Click here to make a one-time or recurring donation.
  • If you’re an existing PSF Supporting Member and would like to make your support recurring, log into your account and click “Auto-Renewal”.
  • If you’re an existing Supporting Member and would like to support the PSF beyond your $99 annual fee, use this donation page to select an additional one-time or monthly donation.
  • If you'd like to join the PSF, click here to become a Supporting Member and optionally make a one-time donation.
 More details on contributing can be found on the 2018 PSF Recurring Giving Campaign page.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our past fundraisers! Your support is what makes the PSF possible and is greatly appreciated by the Python community.

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