- Active Work Groups
- Inactive Committees
|Mailing List:||infrastructure at python.org|
This committee works on making concrete plans for improving python.org infrastructure and to address technical infrastructure broadly. The board created this committee at a special meeting on March 24 2005.
In June 2013, this committee was formed into a PSF Working Group. The charter for this working group can be found here.
|Mailing List:||psf-trademarks at python.org|
This committee assesses actual and proposed uses of the Python trademarks. See the PSF Trademark Usage Policy.
RESOLVED, that the Trademark Committee shall be a working group of the Python Software Foundation, co-chaired by David Mertz and Marc-André Lemburg. Membership shall consist of co-chairs and additionally Carl Trachte, Doug Napoleone, David Goodger, Van Lindberg. Co-chairs shall, by joint agreement, have the power to add or remove committee members, with the current membership roster to be approved by the Python Software Foundation Board of Directors at least once per year
Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, 16 August, 2013.
RESOLVED, that a Project Management Committee designated the "Trademarks Committee" (TMC) be formed with David Goodger, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Van Lindberg, David Mertz, Doug Napoleone, James Tauber and Trevor Toenjes as initial members, and James Tauber as the initial chairman, and that the Trademarks Committee shall, when so instructed by the PSF Board, assess trademarks for compliance with the current PSF Trademark Usage Policy and advise the PSF Board on what action, if any, to take.
|Mailing List:||psf-grants at python.org|
RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation acknowledge the creation of the PSF Grants Workgroup to review proposals to the PSF for grants in support of conferences, training workshops, and related projects.
|Mailing List:||psf-bylaws-wg at python.org|
The purpose of this workgroup is to agree on a set of bylaws for the approval by the PSF Board. Common goals include providing constructive feedback and helping implement ideas for the bylaws.
RESOLVED, that the PSF charter a bylaws working group based upon the charter at https://wiki.python.org/psf/BylawsWG/Charter
Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 14 June, 2013.
|Mailing List:||scientific at python.org|
This working group shall draw on the expertise of both the PSF and NumFOCUS, and on the broader scientific Python community in general, to select the best use of its budgeted funds to advance the scope, breadth, and utility of Python for scientific work. In essence, the purpose of the group is to grant funds allocated to it by PSF and/or NumFOCUS towards conferences, user groups, educational, and development efforts.
Current resolution June 2015:
RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation recognize the Scientific Python Workgroup as an official PSF workgroup.
|Mailing List:||python-cuba at python.org|
Current resolution June 2015:
RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation recognize the Python Cuba Workgroup as an official PSF workgroup.
|Mailing List:||bundle-sponsorship-wg at python.org|
The initial purpose of this workgroup is to pick up where we left off for the International Sponsorship Bundle that we created in early 2015. We want to make it easy for companies to provide "minimal strings attached" funding globally. Sponsors would only engage more directly when they happen to have a local team interested in driving that engagement directly with the conference organizers.
|Moderator:||Carrie Anne Philbin|
|Mailing List:||pythonedu-wg at python.org|
The working group's initial purpose is foster and guide projects that further the PSF's education mission.
RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation recognize the Python Education Workgroup as an official PSF workgroup.
|Mailing List:||outreach-and-education at python.org|
RESOLVED, that the PSF form an official "Outreach and Education" project management committee with the goals of identifying key initiatives, programs and subjects in this domain that the PSF can assist, fund or help guide. This committee will make recommendations to the membership, the board and its committees and act as a guiding hand for the PSF in this domain. The committee will be chaired by David Mertz (PSF Director). The initial membership will be the following individuals: Gloria Jacobs (PSF Director), Jessica McKellar, Daniel Greenfeld, Audrey Roy, Ned Batchelder, Asheesh Laroia, Simon Law and Yannick Gingras.
Work Group Resolution:
RESOLVED, that the Outreach and Education Committee shall be a working group of the Python Software Foundation, co-chaired by David Mertz and Jessica McKellar. Membership shall consist of co-chairs, in addition to Aahz, Alex Gaynor, Anna Ravenscroft, Brian Curtin, Chris Calloway, Lynn Root, and Jesse Noller. Co-chairs shall, by joint agreement, have the power to add or remove committee members, with the current membership roster to be approved by the Python Software Foundation Board of Directors at least once per year
Approved 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 26 July, 2013.
|Mailing List:||sprints at python.org|
The committee will be responsible for the coordination and review and approval of sprint proposals. For more information, see the sprints website.
RESOLVED, that the Board approves the creation of a specific "Targeted Sprint Committee" and allocates a yearly budget of 5000 USD for the funding of targeted, community based sprints with Jesse Noller as the initial Chairman, and additional members as needed per project requirements and approved by the board.
|Dissolved:||February 25, 2007|
|Formed:||August 13, 2002|
|Members:||Steve Holden, Neil Norwitz, David Goodger, and Stephan Deibel|
The Public Support Committee (PSC) is charged with fund raising for the PSF, which it does by creating fund raising messages, ads, and materials, soliciting donations from private and commercial contributors, and managing the PSF's fund raising infrastructure.
RESOLVED, That the Public Support Committee (PSC) be made up of the following initial members: Stephan Deibel, Jeremy Hylton, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Tim Peters, Aahz, Alex Martelli, Neil Norwitz and Greg Ward, that the committee follows rules analog to those set forth in the PSF bylaws for the PSF board with respect to voting and meetings, and that Marc-Andre Lemburg will be the initial chairman of the PSC.
Amended Charter (2004-04-13)
RESOLVED, that the Public Support Committee formed in August 2002 shall continue under current membership and leadership, and that the committee's activities shall now be constrained to all aspects of fund raising for the PSF, including but not limited to (1) creation of fund raising messages, ads, and materials, (2) soliciting of donations from private and company contributors, and (3) management of fund raising infrastructure.
|Dissolved:||April 12, 2005|
|Formed:||April 13, 2004|
|Members:||Aahz, Kevin Altis, Steve Holden, Andrew Kuchling, Tim Parkin, Barry Warsaw|
The Public Relations Committee (PRC) is responsible for the development of official informational, marketing, and advocacy materials for the Python programming language. This includes the python.org website and brand identities associated with the PSF and Python, among other things. The PRC also promotes Python in commercial, governmental and educational contexts, in order to facilitate the recruitment of new users and contributors to the language.
RESOLVED, that a Public Relations (PR) Committee is formed, with Tim Parkin, Kevin Altis, Aahz, Barry Warsaw, Andrew Kuchling, and Steve Holden as initial members, and Steve Holden as the initial chairman and Vice President of Public Relations, that the PR Committee replaces and subsumes the activities of the previously disbanded Web Committee, and that the PR Committee shall:
- Facilitate and oversee the development and maintenance of the official informational, marketing, and advocacy materials for the Python programming language, including but not limited to those appearing on python.org, brochures, and press releases.
- Ensure that content and design for such materials is consistent and appropriate with the mission and requirements of the Python Software Foundation and the needs and ideals of the Python open source community.
- Develop and manage brand identities associated with the Python Software Foundation and Python.
- Actively promote Python in commercial, governmental and educational contexts, in order to facilitate the recruitment of new users and contributors to Python.
|Dissolved:||March 14, 2008|
|Formed:||Oct 14, 2003|
|Members:||David Ascher, David Goodger, Steve Holden (secretary), Andrew Kuchling (chair)|
The PyCon Committee runs PyCon, the annual developer-oriented conference for the Python programming language.
RESOLVED, that the Foundation establish a Project Management Committee, the Python Conference Committee, responsible for organizing and sponsoring conferences that advance the Foundation's mission. The committee is authorized to incur expenses up to a limit establish by the board for a specific conference. The chairman of the committee shall be Vice President of the Corporation. The initial members of the committee shall be David Ascher, Steve Holden, and Jeremy Hylton. Ascher will be its initial chairman.
Amending Resolution (2005-05-06)
RESOLVED, that Andrew Kuchling be appointed a member of the Python Conference Committee, and that he be appointed the new chair of this Committee. By this resolution, the membership of the Committee will be David Ascher, Steve Holden (secretary), Jeremy Hylton, Andrew Kuchling (chair).
Amending Resolution (2007-01-08)
RESOLVED, that the Conference Committee chair be authorized to appoint and dismiss committee members, subject to prompt reporting to the Board.