Python Software Foundation

5 SEP 2018

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The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers. The majority of the PSF’s work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meet ups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world.

In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference. Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. Recently we changed the PSF to an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit


The PSF in numbers (as of March 2017):

  • more than 5900 members
  • more than 290 contributing / managing members
  • more than 200 Fellows
  • more than 40 sponsors
  • 11 board members
  • established in 2001


These are pointers to PSF related resources:

  • - official PSF website
  • - official website for Python
  • PSF Members - PSF members roster listing PSF Fellows and PSF Sponsors (we don’t have a listing of basic, contributing, managing, supporting members at the moment)