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LinuxProgramming: PR: Python Software Foundation Launched

Mar 06, 2001, 19:08 (0 Talkback[s])

"...The community enthusiastically supports the creation of a single, focused organization to help further Python's development and adoption," said Guido van Rossum, creator of Python speaking at the Ninth International Python Conference. "For example, the PSF will be involved in encouraging Python as a beginner programming language in secondary and post-secondary institutions."

"We're committed to the support of Python and to its use within the business community," said Dick Hardt, CEO & Founder, ActiveState and the newly elected President of the PSF. "The PSF will enable Python's growth within commercial and educational organizations and provide a great resource for Python programmers of all levels."

"The Apache Software Foundation showed that an independent, non-profit organization can be a catalyst for an entire community. We think the PSF will do the same thing for Python by facilitating contributions of intellectual property and funds on a sound basis," said Greg Stein, core Python & Apache developer and member of both software foundations. "The PSF puts control of Python in the hands of the community that develops it."

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