Monday, March 13, 2006

Announcing the new PSF weblog

The Python Software Foundation is pleased to announce that we now have a weblog for posting announcements, requests for help, calls for discussion, organizational news such as meeting minutes, and PyCon-related news. The PSF does many things, but often hasn't been very active in publishing the details. I hope the existence of this weblog will provide the community with more insight into what's going on. At today's IRC meeting of the PSF Board, we voted on, and accepted, a weblog policy that forms a set of guidelines about what can be posted here. No weblog editor has been appointed yet. Some of you may remember that I posted a call for an editor to psf-members last summer and got a number of responses at the time. I've since ditched the SVN-based approach and set up this Blogger-hosted weblog instead, so I'll be contacting the volunteers to see if they're still interested.

Draft minutes of February 14 PSF Board meeting available

I have also posted the old-style HTML to my account so that
you get the pretty colors on action items:

Adding support for colored action items to the new stylesheet is on my to-do list.

Coming soon: minutes of the PSF Members Meeting at PyCon 2006, and minutes of the board meeting at PyCon.

— David Goodger, PSF Secretary

Monday, March 06, 2006

Redesigned site launches

Today the PSF is pleased to announce a redesigned version of

The new page design was created by Tim Parkin of Pollenation Internet. It uses modern CSS for page styling, making it possible to choose between normal and large-font versions of the site, and suppressing the page headers and sidebars in the printed version. Try previewing the printed version of a page to see the effect.

Pages are now closer to being valid XHTML 1.0, though not quite -- there was a lot of content to convert. Much conversion work was done by the participants in the pydotorg sprint at PyCon 2006.

We welcome comments and bug reports for the new site. Please see the 'About the website' page for instructions on creating a new problem ticket. You can also send e-mail to the address <webmaster at>.