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Python Software Foundation GitHub Organization


The Python Software Foundation exists to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, to fulfill that mission we have created a GitHub organization, @psf, to support and protect projects that have outgrown ownership by their original author.

What is offered

Repositories may be transferred to the @psf organization under the following criteria:

  • The repository is relevant to the Python ecosystem at large and has broad interest among the community, or is of critical nature to a Python Software Foundation maintained project such as PyPI.
  • The project has an existing team of at least three maintainers
  • The code is licensed under an OSI-approved license
  • The project agrees to operate under the Python Community Code of Conduct

Once transferred, the Python Software Foundation staff will be available to manage administrative tasks such as access control, team management, and other tasks requiring the GitHub owner level permission.

Legal Notice

The Python Software Foundation ("PSF") does not claim ownership of any third-party code or content ("third party content") hosted in the organization and has no obligation of any kind with respect to such third party content. Any third party content provided in connection with this organization is provided on a non-confidential basis. Third party content providers are not required to use PSF facilities to distribute their content, but if they choose to do so, they also grant or represent that the PSF is free to use or disseminate such content and third party content providers grant the PSF and all other users of the web site an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive license to reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, perform, and publish such content, on an unrestricted basis for any purpose,including in digital form.

Third party content providers represent and warrant that they have obtained the proper governmental authorizations for the export and reexport of any software or other content contributed to the organization by the third-party content provider, and further affirm that any United States-sourced cryptographic software is not intended for use by a foreign government end-user. Individuals and organizations are advised that the organization is hosted in the US, with datacenters in several countries outside the US. Any hosted repositories must comply with United States export controls under the Export Administration Regulations.