"...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."