PSF Board Resolutions

The Python Software Foundation
Resolutions of the Board of Directors

Vote counts are of the form "4-2-1" (4 in favor — 2 opposed — 1 abstention).


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation request the PyPI administrators to remove the package "slut" (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/slut)

Approved 6-4-1 by IRC vote, 31 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $1500 to the Cyberjutsu Girls Academy Python Programming Workshop happening March 8-9, 2014

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 31 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 in Leipzig in the amount of $1,000 USD

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 31 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor video production at FOSDEM 2014 with an amount of $2,500 USD

Denied 0-9-0 by IRC vote, 20 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyData London, taking place on 21-23 February 2014, in the amount of $2,000 USD

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 20 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyCon Australia: Brisbane 2014 in the amount of $3,500 USD

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 20 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor Python-FOSDEM 2014 in the amount of EUR 500 (approx. USD 680)

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 20 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation will absorb PayPal and credit card fees associated with donations to its fiscal sponsorees (excluding PyCon) instead of charging them to the projects

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 20 January, 2014


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyCon Philippines 2014 in the amount of $3,000 USD.

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote, 13 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor Django Weekend in the amount of $1,800 USD.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 3 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation shall manage and curate the Foundation's public and member-accessible web properties to remove spam, serve the membership, and conform to the the Python Community Code of Conduct.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 3 January, 2014.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $1,000 to Brett Hartshorn for one month's work on making PythonJS self-hosted so that it may run completely within a web browser

Approved 7-0-2 by IRC vote, 6 December, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Beslist.nl as a new pending sponsor member

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 6 December, 2013.


RESOLVED, it is the policy of the Python Software Foundation to support the appropriate use of encryption by project websites in the Python ecosystem, and will grant appropriate subsidies for the purpose of purchasing certificates for this purpose

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 6 December, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation award the 2013 - 4th Quarter Community Service Award to Donald Stufft

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 6 December, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation award the 2013 - 4th Quarter Community Service Award to Harald Armin Massa

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 6 December, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF contribution forms be made available under the CC-0 (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) license

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 6 December, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation award the 2013 - Q3 PSF Community Service Award to Barry Warsaw

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, 15 November, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Code of Conduct document is officially licensed under Creative Commons Zero, aka CC0

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 1 November, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation add sponsorship levels at $50,000 and $100,000 levels, and design an associated benefits program for those supporting the PSF.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 1 November, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation purchase a press release package from marketwired.com for 10 releases at a cost of $4,000, to be used by both PyCon and the Foundation.

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyTennessee 2014 at the "Bruces" sponsorship level in the amount of $2,500 USD

Approved 8-0-1 by IRC vote, 27 September, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyConZA 2013 at the patron level in the amount of 500 USD (approximately 5000 RAND)

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 27 September, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $2,000 USD for the funding of PyDay in Ecuador in January 2014 in Loja City, contingent upon the posting of a code of conduct

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 27 September, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF sponsor PyConUK in the amount of GBP 1500 (approximately USD 2407)

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote, 24 September, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $500 USD to the Python Indonesia bimonthly group for support of their meetings and speakers

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 13 September, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor RuPy 2013 in the amount of $2,500 USD

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 13 September, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyConDE 2013 in the amount of $3,000 USD

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 13 September, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF approve the 2014 PyCon budget presented by E. Jodlowska and D. Clarke. http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2013-August/022887.html

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 30 August, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $2,000 to CodeChix Bay Area for providing resources to conduct CodeChix events and for providing resources for marketing of the events

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 30 August, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF sponsor the Python Conference Spain happening in Madrid in November 2013 in the amount of $2,500

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 30 August, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF event coordinator and administrator, Ewa Jodlowska, may enter into PyCon related contracts as required and approve budget items for PyCon up to 15,000 USD without prior board approval but with timely reporting to the PSF board

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 August, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Trademark Committee shall be a working group of the Python Software Foundation, co-chaired by Brian Curtin and Jesse Noller. Membership shall consist of co-chairs and additionally Fred Drake, Alex Gaynor, and Doug Napoleone. 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 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 Tracthe, 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 the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyCon Argentina 2013 in the amount of $2,500 USD

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 July, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant an additional USD 1,000 to Kiwi PyCon 2013 to be used for providing financial aid to the conference attendees

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 July, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PythonBrasil 2013 in the amount of $4,500 USD

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 July, 2013.


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.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation budget item for Outreach and Education shall be $22,500/year

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 July, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor the PyData conference happening in Boston on July 27-28 for the amount of $2,250 USD

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote, 22 July, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF register and obtain a United States wordmark on the brand "PyLadies".

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 July, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF register two-snakes Python logo as a trademark in the US, the EU, Australia, India, China, Japan, Brazil and Argentina.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 July, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF register the "Python" word mark in Australia, India, China, Japan, Brazil and Argentina.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 July, 2013.


RESOLVED: The Python Software Foundation sponsor PyCon Ireland 2013 (http://python.ie/pycon/2013) in the amount of $3000 USD

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 28 June, 2013.


RESOLVED: The Python Software Foundation enters into a consulting agreement with Massimo di Pierro, at no cost, which allows him necessary access to the server on which vote.python.org is hosted

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 28 June, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF make a donation to the Oregon State University Foundation for the Oregon State University Open Source Labs in the amount of $3000

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 14 June, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF grant Python Dominicana 1250 USD for promotion of Python and their Python user group at CodeCampSDQ and travel to smaller user groups

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 14 June, 2013.


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.


RESOLVED, that the PSF charter an infrastructure working group based on the charter at https://gist.github.com/coderanger/4e646f27225ec37d2f8f, subject to later recertification with an updated charter based upon the final approved bylaws

Approved 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 14 June, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF issue a grant in the amount of $2000 for the 2013 Teen Tech Camp in Durham, North Carolina

Approved 7-0-2 by IRC vote, 31 May, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF Board of Directors shall archive and remove from general online access all discussions on the mailing list psf-board-private with the list to be cleared at the election of each new Board. The records shall be privately maintained for legal purposes, however

Approved 5-3-1 by IRC vote, 31 May, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF grant Imagination Station Science and History Museum $1,198.60 to help fund a week long Raspberry Pi summer day camp

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 31 May, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF sponsor PyOhio 2013 in the amount of $3,000 USD

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 31 May, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF grant Caktus Group $10,080 for two months of work on the Raspberry IO website

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 31 May, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Red Hat as a pending sponsor member

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 31 May, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation seeks to register Python and PyCon related domains based on initial yearly budget of USD 3000 to cover registration fees.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 10 May, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends WarGaming as a pending sponsor member.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 10 May, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant the 2013 Quarter One Community Service Award to Tim Golden for his work on supporting the Windows Management Interface in Python and supporting that code and Windows users generally on comp.lang.python

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant the 2013 Quarter One Community Service Award to Robin Dunn for being the principal maintainer of wxPython

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoints Diana Clarke as the PyCon 2014/2015 Conference Chair

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor the PyCon Canada 2013 Conference in Toronto for the amount of $3,000

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor the Kiwi PyCon 2013 Conference in Auckland for the amount of $2,500 (Gold Sponsorship Level)

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that Jesse Noller be appointed Vice Chair of the Python Software Foundation

Approved 6-0-5 by IRC vote, 26 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that Marc-Andre Lemburg be appointed Vice Chair of the Python Software Foundation

Denied 3-4-4 by IRC vote, 26 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint two Vice Chairs for 2013, Jesse Noller and Marc-Andre Lemburg

Denied 4-5-2 by IRC vote, 26 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that Van Lindberg be appointed Chairman of the Python Software Foundation for the year 2013

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $10,000 to Information Logistics and Maciej Fijałkowski to rewrite the current codebase for Code Speed Web to gain better extensibility, test coverage and a better UI based on the revised grant sent April 5, 2013

Approved 8-1-1 by IRC vote, 12 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $5,000 to OpenHatch (primarily to Asheesh Laroia) for reaching out to, consulting with, encouraging communication among, and collecting data from Python User Groups, with oversight and milestones to be overssen by the Outreach and Education Committee

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor the SciPy 2013 Conference in Austin, TX for the amount of $3,000

Approved 9-0-1 by IRC vote, 12 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation members election held from April 2-19 2013 be declared void based on the reasons stated in http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-members/2013-April/011810.html and http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-members/2013-April/011812.html

Denied 0-10-0 by IRC vote, 12 April, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the board approves the initial Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct presented by Nick Coghlan, to be voted on by the membership during the next election.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, 29 March, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the board withdraws the resolution on 2013-03-05 to put the initial Python Community Code of Conduct up for membership vote in the next election, and instead lets the membership vote on whether they (a) want the PSF to establish a code of conduct for the Python community, and (b) want the PSF to establish a code of conduct for the PSF, at the next election. The details of the code of conduct will be worked out by a work group, created for this purpose, and the results presented to the membership for approval.

Denied 0-6-0 by IRC vote, 29 March, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Board approves the initial New Membership Model (v.1.1.1) presented at http://wiki.python.org/psf/NewMembershipModel, to be voted on by the PSF's membership in the April election.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 29 March, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the board approves the initial Python Community Code of Conduct presented at http://wiki.python.org/psf/CodeOfConduct, to be voted on by the membership during the next election

Approved 6-0-2 by IRC vote, 5 March, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide fiscal sponsorship for the "direct project" IndyPy. The PSF will collect targeted donations and reimburse properly receipted expenses on their behalf up to the level of the donations made to this project. This project must not represent that they are independent legal entities

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 6 February, 2103.


RESOLVED, That the Python Software Foundation hire Benjamin W. Smith and Ernest W. Durbin III as part time systems administrators to join the foundation infrastructure team based on the rates and proposal located here: http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2013-February/020684.html. They will perform 130 hours of paid work per quarter, with a dedicated 24 hour on call rotation

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 6 February, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the PSF grant 1000 USD to Thomas Waldmann to enhance the MoinMoin password hash storage security through using passlib.

This resolution was presented on 16 January, 2013, but was postponed until a later time because more details were necessary from T. Waldmann. On 17 January it was decided that two board members would offer their "director allowance" towards T. Waldmann's proposal. Marc-Andre Lemburg and Jesse Noller contributed $500 USD each.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide fiscal sponsorship for the "direct project" San Diego Python Users Group. The PSF will collect targeted donations and reimburse properly receipted expenses on their behalf up to the level of the donations made to this project. This project must not represent that they are independent legal entities.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 January, 2103.


RESOLVED, that the PSF sponsor PyData Santa Clara happening in March 2013 with an amount of $3,500.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 January, 2013.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor the Python Devroom at Fosdem 2013 with an amount of EUR 760.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 December, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF gives a Community Service award to Stefan Krah for his contribution to closing out PEP 3118, including being a maintainer of cdecimal.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 December, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF gives a Community Service award to Antoine Pitrou for his contribution to CPython, including his work on the GIL and his work involving the PSF infrastructure.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 December, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant Martin v. Löwis EUR 609 to purchase a Microsoft Surface tablet to port Python to the Windows ARM processor.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, 19 December, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyCon Australia 2013 conference with an amount of $3,500 USD.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 December, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor RuPy Brazil conference with an amount of BRL 3000.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 5 December, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide grant funding of $1000 to Mikhail Korobov to assist in finalizing the port of NLTK to Python 3 under Steven Bird's mentorship, following the NLTK Python 3 porting plan located at: https://github.com/nltk/nltk/blob/2and3/web/dev/python3porting.rst

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 November, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will only sponsor conferences that have or agree to create and publish a Code of Conduct/Anti Harassment guide for their conference. A basic template to work from has been generated by the Ada Initiative at http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy

Approved 9-0-1 by IRC vote, 21 November, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will encourage the creation and use of a Code of Conduct for Python conferences and similar events

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 November, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF sponsor RuPy Brno for 800 EUR.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 7 November, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF sponsor the PyData conference in the amount of $1,500 USD.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 17 October, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide grant funding to the core developers of Kivy in the amount of $5,000 USD. This grant request is for porting Kivy to Python 3.3.

Approved 7-1-0 by IRC vote, 17 October, 2012.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation accept the Python.org site redesign proposal set forth by Project Evolution / Revolution Systems and Divio with a budget not to exceed $70,000 in total without further board approval.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 September 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF creates a new award, the "Distinguished Service Award", to be given to members of the Python community who have added significant value to the Python ecosystem. Each recipient will receive an award of USD 5,000.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 September 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF awards the PSF Python Distinguished Service Award posthumously to John Hunter for his significant contributions to Python in the numerics field.

Approved 7-1-2 by IRC vote, 12 September 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF awards the PSF Python Community Service Award posthumously to Kenneth Gonsalves for his significant constributions to furthering the use and awareness for Python in India.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 September 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF gives a Community Service award to Simon Cross for his code contributions (Genshi and its port to Python 3, among others), for his work with the Cape Town Python Users Group, and his work leading the organization of the first PyCon South Africa.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 September 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF sponsors the John Hunter Technical Fellowship which is currently being setup by NumFOCUS with an amount of USD 3,500.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 September 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF sponsors the Kenneth Gonsalves Memorial setup by the IPSS (Indian Python Software Society) with an amount of USD 3,500.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 September 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide conference grant funding of USD $2125 to sponsor the PyCon Canada Conference 2012, to be held in Toronto, Canada November 9th, 2012. (Already voted on via email)

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote, 17 August 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF approves the budget proposed by Jesse Noller for PyCon 2013 as presented to the board, http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2012-August/018751.html.

Approved 8-1-1 by IRC vote, 08 August 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide conference grant funding of USD $825 to sponsor the PyArkansas Conference 2012, to be held in Conway, Arkansas US October 27th.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 08 August 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF become a Silver Sponsor $1,500 USD of the PyCon ZA Conference 2012, to be held in Cape Town South Africa.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 08 August 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding of USD 750 to sponsor the conference to be held in Poland.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 08 August 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF engage Earth Class Mail to act as a contact address and letter/package reception point.

Approved 8-2-0 by IRC vote, 08 August 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide fiscal sponsorship for the "direct project" PyCarolinas. The PSF will collect targeted donations and reimburse properly receipted expenses on their behalf up to the level of the donations made to this project. This project must not represent that they are independent legal entities. (Already voted on via email)

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote, 01 August 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF terminates the work relationship with Pat Campbell as PSF administrator and Secretary as soon as possible, but no later than 2012-07-30. The PSF will grant her a severance pay of 4 weeks at her last salary level in recognition for her services to the PSF, provided that she actively and promptly helps in returning all PSF items, including any physical and electronic PSF records she may have, back to the PSF.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC meeting, 25 July 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF agrees to the hire Ewa Jodlowska as Secretary based on the proposal sent by Ewa Jodlowska on July 20 (final revision) to the PSF Board. http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board-private/2012-July/000257.html

Approved 9-0-1 by IRC meeting, 25 July 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF engage Kilburn and Strode as UK counsel for at least the following items: 1) Register the PSF's marks in the United Kingdom and Europe, including "Python," the two-snakes logo, and the "Python Software Foundation; 2) file an opposition to the use of the term "Python" by the owners of Python.co.uk.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 July 2012


RESOLVED, that the board recommends DreamHost as a new pending sponsor member.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 July 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding of USD 3,000 to sponsor the PyCon India Conference to be held in Bangalore.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 July 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide fiscal sponsorship for the "direct project" PyLadies. The PSF will collect targeted donations and reimburse properly receipted expenses on their behalf up to the level of the donations made to this project. This project must not represent that they are independent legal entities.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 July 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding of UKL £300 (approximately $450) to provide the PyCon UK Conference 2012 with ten Model B Raspberry Pis.

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote, 18 July 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide conference grant funding of USD $2320 to sponsor the PyCon UK Conference 2012, to be held in Coventry UK, and sprints held at the conference.

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote, 26 July 2012


RESOLVED, that the Treasurer is authorized to expend up to $2000 per year for Liability, Property Loss, and Directors and Officers Management Liability insurance. Extended insurance for PyCon is not included in this resolution, as it is part of the yearly PyCon budget.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 18 June 2012


RESOLVED, that Marc-Andre Lemburg be appointed Vice-Chairman of the PSF.

This motion was postponed on 18 June 2012, then Approved 5-3-2 by IRC vote, 25 June 2012


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Globo.com as a pending sponsor member.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 18 June 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a grant of USD 1500 to sponsor the PyCon DE 2012 Conference to be held in Leipzig, Germany.

Approved 5-0-1 by IRC vote, 18 June 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a grant of USD 1375 to sponsor the SciPy 2012 Conference to be held in Austin, Texas.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 18 June 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a grant of USD 1650 to sponsor the PyOhio 2012 Conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio.

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote, 20 June 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide fiscal sponsorship for the "direct projects" PyTexas, Boston Python, and PyArkansas. The PSF will collect targeted donations and reimburse properly receipted expenses on their behalf up to the level of the donations made to each project. These projects must not represent that they are independent legal entities.

Approved 11-0-0 by email vote, 18 June 2012


RESOLVED, that the 2012 2nd Quarter PSF Community Service Award be granted to Doug Hellmann and Thomas Heller.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 May 2012.


RESOLVED, that the board reauthorizes the Infrastructure Committee consisting of Chair Noah Kantrowitz, Vice-Chair Sean Reifschneider, and core members Arc Riley, Martin V. Loewis, to establish, maintain, and upgrade computer and networking infrastructure related to the PSF and python.org missions on the Internet.

Approved, 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 May 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding of USD 3,000 to sponsor the PythonBrazil 2012 Conference to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

Approved, 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 May 2012.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Hood Media GmbH as a pending sponsor member.

Approved, 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 May 2012.


RESOLVED, that the "honorary associate member" membership class, created by Board resolution on 2010-06-21, be renamed to "associate member".

Approved, 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 21 May 2012.


RESOLVED, that the Associate Member [membership] class shall be added to the Bylaws as described in the board resolution of June 2010, defining the Associate Member [membership] class as per-term membership with no voting rights.

Approved, 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 21 May 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF accepts revision 4f5516bdccb7 the Request For Proposals (RFP) document outlining the requirements for an redesign and refresh of the current Python.org website, including front-end user interface, back end publishing, and content creation system. The RFP will be published publicly for solicitation, and submissions will be accepted per the "Proposal guidelines" section within the RFP itself. This resolution does not bind the PSF to the acceptance of any single proposal.

Approved, 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 May 2012.


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Board of directors formally incorporate and ratify all board resolutions on the resolutions page (http://www.python.org/psf/records/board/resolutions/) and as performed via email votes in between meetings as made in good faith as of 5/21/2012.

Approved, 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 May 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide EUR 3,500 to the 2012 EuroPython Conference to be held in Florence, Italy.

Approved, 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 30 April 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding of USD 3,000 to sponsor the PyArgentina Conference to be held in Buenos Aires.

Approved, 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 30 April 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF purchases 50 Rasberry Pi model B kits (USD 35 each) to donate to interested Python projects, community members and to use as raffle for conferences, in order to help increase the number of available Python applications for the platform. Steve Holden will provide a publicity and distribution plan by the next board meeting.

Approved, 9-2-0 by IRC vote, 30 April 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provides seed funding for the PyPy STM project (http://pypy.org/tmdonate.html) with an initial amount of USD 5,000. Additional funding will be made available depending on project progress in 6 month intervals, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

Approved, 9-1-1 by IRC vote, 30 April 2012.


RESOLVED, that PSF funds an effort to create PSF conference kits for running booths at conferences, lead by Marc-Andre Lemburg with up to EUR 1,200 (about USD 1,600) per kit. Initially, three kits will be produced, one for Europe (to be used at EuroPython 2012), one for South America (to be used at PyCon AR 2012 and Python Brazil 2012) and one for the US.

Approved, 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 30 April 2012.


RESOLVED, that the following people be appointed as officers until the next Board election (or their resignation).

  • President: Guido van Rossum
  • Chairman: Steve Holden
  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Van Lindberg
  • Secretary: Pat Campbell
  • Treasurer: Kurt Kaiser
  • Communications: Brian Curtin
  • PyCon US Chair: Jesse Noller
  • Events Coordinator: Eva Jodlowska

Approved, 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 30 April 2012.


RESOLVED, that the respective current chairmen of the following active project management committees be reappointed as chairman of the committee for the 2012/2013 term and that each chairman shall appoint the members of the their committee for the term:

  • Outreach & Education Committee (OREC)
  • Sprint Committee (SC)
  • Trademarks Committee (TMC)

Approved, 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 30 April 2012.


RESOLVED, that the PSF secretary be authorized to sign contributor agreements on behalf of the PSF.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 March 2012


RESOLVED, that given no specific instructions on who is to sign contracts required to implement projects approved by the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the PSF is authorized to sign such contracts on behalf of the PSF.

Approved 5-0-1 by IRC vote, 26 March 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide NZD 1,000 for the Kiwi PyCon 2012 Conference to be held in New Zealand.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 March 2012


RESOLVED, that the Foundation hire Ewa Jodlowska as "PSF Event Coordinator" as an employee and officer of the foundation focused on the continued management and success of PyCon, at a salary agreed to between herself and the board of directors.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 26 March 2012


RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors recommend Lincoln Loop to the membership, as a future sponsor member of the PSF.

Approved 8-0-0 by email vote, 29 February 2012


RESOLVED, that the board repeals the previously passed resolution of June 12, 2006 which states "until further notice, the Officers of the Corporation may spend up to USD 500 per expense without prior Board approval, but subject to prompt reporting to the Board, and consistent with the mission statement and requirements of maintaining our status as a 501(c)3 non-profit."

RESOLVED, that until further notice, the Officers of the Corporation may spend up to USD 250 per expense without prior Board approval, but subject to prompt reporting to the Board, and consistent with the mission statement and requirements of maintaining our status as a 501(c)3 non-profit.

RESOLVED, that until further notice, the Directors of the Corporation may spend up to USD 500 per expense without prior Board approval, but subject to prompt reporting to the Board, and consistent with the mission statement and requirements of maintaining our status as a 501(c)3 non-profit.

RESOLVED, that until further notice, the Secretary of the Corporation may spend up to USD 250 per expense without prior Board approval, for expenses needed to undertake its duties as outlined in the bylaws, and up to USD 500 per expense without prior Board approval, but subject to prompt reporting to the Board, and consistent with the mission statement and requirements of maintaining our status as a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 04 February 2012


RESOLVED, that the Board recognizes the efforts expended by its Administrator, Pat Campbell, in furthering the development of the organization and the mission of the Foundation.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 04 February 2012


RESOLVED, that the 2012-1st Quarter PSF Community Service Award be granted to Carl Trachte and Audrey Roy.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 04 February 2012


RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation adapt the new logo designed by The Phuse as the official PSF logo, once the necessary paperwork has been completed.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 04 February 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF contracts Dyn Inc. for hosting DNS.

Approved 7-1-0 by IRC vote, 04 February 2012


RESOLVED, that the Foundation spend a maximum of $5715.00 in purchasing a long term storage array for the video archives of past python conferences maintained by Carl Karsten. This array is to be jointly owned by the Python Software Foundation and the Django Software Foundation.

Approved 7-0-0 by email vote, 04 February 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide grant funding of AUD$1500 to the PyCon Australia 2012 Conference as a silver level sponsor.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 January 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF authorize the expenditure of the Atlassian donation of $10,000 with an additional $1500 from the foundation's budget for the purchasing and shipping of servers to replace the existing Python.org/PSF infrastructure. These servers are to be hosted at Oregon State University Open Source Labs.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 January 2012


RESOLVED, that the PSF make a donation to the Oregon State University Foundation for the Oregon State University Open Source Labs in the amount of $3000.

Approved 7-1-0 by IRC vote, 16 January 2012


RESOLVED, that the 2011 - Q4 PSF Community Service Award be presented to Mike Müller and Armin Rigo.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 December 2011.


RESOLVED, that the 2011 - Q3 PSF Community Service Award be presented to Nick Coghlan and Arc Riley.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 September 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide grant funding of $3000 to Chris McDonough to port WebOB to Python 3 which is set to begin on 10/01/2011 and finish on 10/31/2011. And, payment for his work shall be received on or before 11/30/2011.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 September 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide permission to the China Python User Group to use the PyCon name in support of their efforts to organize a PyCon China conference.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 September 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a grant of USD 750 to the PyTexas 2011 organizers for the 2011 PyTexas Conference to be held from September 10-11th in College Station, Texas, USA.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 September 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a grant of USD 750 to the PyCon PL 2011 organizers for the 2011 PyCon PL Conference to be held from September 22th to September 25th in Kielce, Poland.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 19 September 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF approve the 2012 PyCon budget presented by J. Noller. http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2011-August/015283.html http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2011-August/015282.html

Approved 9-0-2 by IRC vote, 15 August 2011.


RESOLVED, that The Outreach and Education Committee shall have authority to authorize PSF expenditure of up to US$5000 per calendar year, to be spent and divided as the Committee determines it best assists in promoting diversity with Python communities. Any commitment of PSF funds by the Committee shall be subject to the voting procedure adopted by the Committee and set forth in its July 2011 Committee report (http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2011-July/015026.html)

Approved 7-3-1 by IRC vote, 15 August 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a grant of US$1600 to the organizers of the Python Brazil 2011 conference to be held from September 29th to October 1st in São Paulo.

Approved 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 15 August 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a grant of US$1500 to the organizers of the PyCon UK 2011 conference to be held from September 24th to September 25th in Coventry UK.

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 15 August 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a grant of US$1500 to the organizers of the PyCon DE 2011 conference.

Approved 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 18 July 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a grant of US$1500 to the organizers of the PyCon Ireland 2011 conference.

Approved 9-0-1 by IRC vote, 18 July 2011.


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.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, 27 June 2011.


RESOLVED, that the Board recognizes the efforts expended by its Administrator, Pat Campbell, in furthering the development of the organization and the mission of the Foundation.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 27 June 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PyCon 2011 Chair is authorized to enter agreements, sign contracts on behalf of the PSF and incur expenses up to a total of $50,000 for a specific conference, subject to prompt reporting to the Board. The limit is waived as soon as the budget for the specific conference has been approved by the Board of Directors. Thereafter the PyCon Chair is directed to inform the Board of actual or expected variances from the budget of $5,000 or more.

Approved 9-0-1 by email vote, 19 June 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a USD $1,220 grant to PyLadies to support the growth of this community, as outlined in Audrey Roy's grant proposal (PDF)

Approved 10-0-0 by email vote, 5 June 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding of $3,000 in discretionary spending to allow Van Lindberg to provide the monies for the final PyCon-related expenses.

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 May 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a grant of $2,000 to sponsor the SciPy 2011 Conference to be held in Austin, Texas on July 11 through the 16th.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 May 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding of $1,500 to the GNOME Foundation for the 2011 Libre Graphics Meeting to be held in Montreal.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, 16 May 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding of $1,500 USD to sponsor the PyArgentina Conference (requested by Juan Rodríguez Monti).

Approved 6-0-2 by IRC vote, 16 May 2011.


RESOLVED, that David Mertz be appointed chairman of the Trademarks Committee for 2011/2012.

Approved 8-0-1 by IRC vote, 16 May 2011.


RESOLVED, that Sean Reifschneider be appointed chairman of the Infrastructure Committee for 2011/2012.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 May 2011.


RESOLVED, that Jesse Noller be appointed chairman of the Sprints Committee for 2011/2012.

Approved 8-0-1 by IRC vote, 16 May 2011.


RESOLVED, that the reappointment of the individual members of the Trademarks Committee, the Infrastructure Committee and the Sprints Committee for the term 2010/2011 be delegated to the Chairman of the Board based on the proposals by the chairmen of the respective committees in accordance with section 6.4 of the bylaws.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 16 May 2011.


RESOLVED, that the 2011 Frank Willison Award be awarded to Georg Brandl. The award was initially announced at the 2011 EuroPython Conference.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, 16 May 2011.


RESOLVED, that Jesse Noller is appointed the office of PyCon chair for the years 2012 and 2013.

Approved 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 18 April 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PyCon 2012/13 chair, Jesse Noller, is authorized to sign the hotel contract for 2013 with the conference hotel as referenced in his email to the board on March 30.

Approved 9-0-1 by IRC vote, 18 April 2011.


RESOLVED, that the following people be appointed as officers until the next Board election (or their resignation).

  • President: Guido van Rossum
  • Chairman: Steve Holden
  • Secretary: Pat Campbell
  • Treasurer: Kurt Kaiser
  • Communications: Doug Hellmann

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 18 April 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF Board of Directors may adopt binding resolutions between regularly scheduled full-board meetings by email, subject to the following procedures:

  1. Any Director may make a motion to the Board, using the published Board mailing list address.
  2. For a motion to pass, a "super-quorum" of 3/4 of the Directors MUST participate in the email vote by stating 'Aye', 'Nay' or 'Abstain' to a proposed motion, with the vote appended to a quoted version of the exact motion proposed. In the case of a Board of 13 Directors, this will require 10 directors to vote by email.
  3. For a motion to pass, an absolute majority of the whole Board MUST vote 'Aye'. In the case of a Board of 13 Directors, this will require 7 Aye votes.
  4. Amended to: The proposing Director SHALL set a specific date and time for expiration of a vote. The expiration date/time typically should be at least 72 hours after the motion is proposed and shall not be less than 24 hours after the motion is proposed, and may not extend past the next scheduled Board meeting. Votes are completed once all directors have voted even if this occurs before the expiration of the vote.
  5. The result of any vote conducted by email SHALL be included in the minutes of the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 18 April 2011.


RESOLVED, that Laura Creighton and Tarek Ziade' be awarded the 2011 - 2nd Quarter PSF Community Service Award.

Approved 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 18 April 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a grant of $1,000 US to sponsor the 2011 Summer pyGames python based programming competition.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 18 April 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF a single server for up to USD 4000 for the speed.python.org project. The PSF will additionally try to raise funds to be used for additional projects/hardware via a call for sponsors.

Approved 7-0-3 by IRC vote, 18 April 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide $2,000 to the 2011 EuroPython Conference to be held in Italy.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 March 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide $500 for travel expenses to Vern Ceder for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) speaking engagement to be held in Philadelphia, US, June 2011.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 March 2011.


RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors recommends Online Degree Reviews to the membership, as a future sponsor member of the PSF.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 21 March 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide NZ$ 2,000 for Kiwi PyCon 2011 Conference to be held in New Zealand.

Approved 8-2-0 by IRC vote, 21 March 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide USD $1,800 to Will Kahn-Greene to finance the Miro Community service costs for one year (USD $900) and continue to develop the Python Miro Community.

Approved 10-1-1 by IRC vote, 28 February 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a US$1,500 sponsorship funding to the PyCon AU 2011 conference to be held in Sydney, Australia.

Approved 9-0-1 by IRC vote, 28 February 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF approves the exploration and creation of a Request For Proposals (RFP) document outlining the requirements for an redesign and refresh of the current Python.org website, including front-end user interface and back end publishing and content creation system. The document will be put together by Jesse Noller (current PSF board member) and the acceptance and publishing of the document will be contingent on board approval.

Approved 8-0-3 by IRC vote, 28 February 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding for the Read the Docs website (http://readthedocs.org/) hosting costs for a period of 12 months at the rate of $70 for a total amount of $840 for the next year.

Approved 6-2-3 by IRC vote, 28 February 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF make a grant of $10,000 to the PyPy project via the Software Freedom Conservancy in recognition of the past and current work they have done on their PyPy Python implementation, including JIT and C extension support and in moving their Python implementation forward towards the 2.7 standard. The PSF recognizes the hard work and dedication the PyPy team has continually exhibited, and looks forward to supporting them in the future.

Approved 9-2-2 by IRC vote, 24 January 2011.


RESOLVED, that the 2011-Q1 PSF Community Service Award be made to Van Lindberg and Benjamin Peterson and announcement of the prospective award recipients will take place at the PyCon Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2011.

Approved 13-0-0 by IRC vote, 24 January 2011.


RESOLVED, that the PSF pre-finance and underwrites the costs of producing a printed Python brochure as outlined in the proposal http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2010-December/013532.html.

Approved 6-5-0 by IRC vote, 20 December 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a grant of $1,000 US to sponsor the Summer pyGames Python based programming competition.

Approved 10-0-1 by IRC vote, 20 December 2010.


RESOLVED, that the 2010-Q4 PSF Community Service Award be awarded to Doug Hellmann and Andrew Kuchling.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, 20 December 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a $1250 US grant to help fund sprints at the 2010 SciPy India Conference to be held in Hyderabad between December 13th to the 18th.

Approved 5-4-0 by IRC vote, 15 November 2010.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Uniblue Systems Ltd. as a pending sponsor member.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 15 November 2010.


RESOLVED, that the board approves the modification of the PSF Sprints Committee Charter to allow for the funding of sprints outside of the "python core" domain. The PSF and Sprint Committee may also accept donations to the PSF to help further fund the sprints project as a whole, but not to specific sprints via donor advisement.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, 15 November 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will assign the subdomain pl.python.org to Piotr Tynecki and the Polish Python Coders Group, technical details to be arranged by the Infrastructure Committee.

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, 15 November 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF buys one Mac Mini Computer, for a total of no more than 1200 USD, to be used for Python Core development; usage details are determined by the Infrastructure Committee.

Approved by IRC vote, 18 October 2010.


RESOLVED, that Michael Foord receives the PSF Community Service Award Q3 2010.

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 18 October 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF approve the proposed PyCon 2011 budget presented by Van Lindberg.

Approved 8-0-2 by IRC vote, 20 September 2010.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Zimbio Inc. as a pending sponsor member.

Approved, 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 20 September 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF support PyTexas 2010 with a grant of $750.

Approved, 12-0-1, August 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a USD 750 grant to the organizers of the PyCon PL 2010 conference, August 2010.

Approved, 8-0-1.


RESOLVED, that subject to the President's approval the PSF will increase the administrator's reimbursement by USD 400 per month.

Approved, 9-0-0, August 2010.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Werbeagentur Berlin - Eventelligence ltd. as a pending sponsor member.

Approved, 9-0-0, August 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will direct an initial $500 towards exploring the feasability of a static PyPI (http://pypi.python.org/) mirror on a cloud delivery network (CDN), setup as outlined in the proposal http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2010-August/013056.html. Anticipated ongoing costs will be $1944/year, subject to approval in subsequent Board motions.

Approved, 9-0-0, August 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a USD 3,000 grant to Jean-Paul Calderone for a fully functional port of pyOpenSSL to Python 3.x with an API as similar to the 2.x API as possible.

Approved, 9-0-0, July 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a USD 4,500 grant to Brett Cannon to work full-time for a period of two months on Python core development as outlined in the proposal PDF (http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/attachments/20100614/62bbf3b8/attachment-0001.pdf).

Approved, 9-0-0, July 2010.

RESOLVED, that the PSF donate $100 to the American Heart Association in memory of Tim Costello, the uber-technician of CTE who recently passed-away.

Approved, 9-0-0, July 2010.

RESOLVED, that the Board reauthorize the Trademarks Committee, with a membership consisting of Chair David Mertz, and members Marc-Andre Lemburg, David Goodger, James Tauber, Doug Napoleone. Further resolve that the Chair shall be authorized to appoint or remove such advisors to the committee as s/he sees fit, where advisors may offer advice to the committee on legal or technical issues but shall not vote in discussions nor count towards quorum.

Approved, 5-0-3, July 2010.

RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a grant of US$2500 to the organizers of the PyCon Argentina & Python Brasil 2010 conferences to be held October 2010, to

fund the travel expenses of keynote speakers.

Approved, 9-0-0, July 2010.


RESOLVED, that the Board approves the use of up to $15,000 USD of the PyCon 2010 profits to be used by the PyCon Chair (Van Lindberg) to fund the rebuilding of the PyCon website and codebase, with the approval to use an additional $5000 USD for continued support and bug fixing of the new site for the PyCon 2011 season.

Approved, 9-1-3, June 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a USD 1,000 grant to the organizers of the PyCon India 2010 conference to be held September 2010, to fund the air travel of one (1) foreign delegate from the U.S. or Europe to India.

Approved, 7-0-1, June 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a USD 2,000 grant to the organizers of the EuroPython 2010 conference to be held July 2010, to fund sprint costs and travel expenses for selected speakers who could not otherwise attend.

Approved, 7-0-1, June 2010.


RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors implement the creation of a new membership class, called "honorary associate members", as requested and approved by the members at the 2010 first annual PSF members meeting, as follows:

There are now four classes of members of the corporation, denoted as nominated members, sponsor members, honorary associate members and emeritus members. References in the bylaws to a "member" or to the "members" of the corporation shall not include any honorary associate member, emeritus member or sponsor member unless explicitly provided otherwise.

Honorary associate members have no voting rights and are not included in the membership count for purposes of establishing a quorum.

Honorary associate membership shall be granted, on a yearly basis, in consideration of financial donation to the PSF, but subject to revocation by the Board of Directors.

Annual donations sufficient for honorary associate membership shall initially be set at US$99, and may be revised by the Board of Directors from time to time.

Honorary associate members may withdraw from membership in the corporation at any time upon ten (10) days' written, signed notice delivered to an officer of the corporation.

The Board or Directors may, at its discretion, decide to provide incidental benefits to honorary associate members, such as subscription to a newsletter, Python-branded email addresses, or printed promotion material such as badges, stickers, or garments.

Approved, 8-0-0, June 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF reimburse expenses not to exceed USD 1,500 to allow the Chairman to attend EuroPython which is holding the first Members' Meeting outside the United States.

Approved, 7-0-1, June 2010.


RESOLVED, that we create a new officer position "Communications Officer" to oversee the PSF communication between board, members and community. Doug Hellmann is appointed as first PSF Communications Officer.

Approved, 10-0-0, May 2010.


RESOLVED, that the Infrastructure Committee may contract companies affiliated with IC members under the condition that:

  • these affiliations are publicized,
  • the respective IC member abstains from any vote regarding a contract with an affiliated company,
  • the IC gets at least one quote from a non-affiliated company, in case the expected costs exceed USD 1000 for one-time or USD 1000 per year for periodically billed expenditures.
  • the IC reports a summary of the decision process to the board for each such decision.

Approved, 10-0-0, May 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a USD 750 grant to the organizers of the PyCon Ukraine conference to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine, later this year, for funding speaker travel expenses.

Approved, 10-0-0, May 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a USD 1,000 grant to the organizers of the SciPy 2010 Conference to be held in Austin, Texas on June 28 through July 3, 2010, for students travel expenses.

Approved, 8-0-1, May 2010.


RESOLVED, that expense receipts and invoices for any PSF funded activity or equipment must be sent to the PSF Treasurer within 90 days of date of receipt or invoice. Late filings will not be processed or refunded, unless prior arrangements have been made with the PSF Board, with a summary sent to psf@python.org.

Expenses in non-USD currencies will be refunded in USD at the representative exchange rate as published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as-of the date on the receipt/invoice (http://www.imf.org/external/np/fin/data/param_rms_mth.aspx).

Approved, 10-0-0, May 2010.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Exoweb Ltd., Beijing, China, as a pending sponsor member.

Approved, 10-0-0, May 2010.


RESOLVED, that all non-USD expenses incurred by officers or directors of the PSF for PyCon 2009 be reimbursed in USD based on the representative exchange rate as published by the International Monetary Fund as-of May 22 2009 (http://www.imf.org/external/np/fin/data/param_rms_mth.aspx).

Approved, 8-0-2, May 2010.


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.

Approved, 9-0-1, May 2010.


RESOLVED, that the new SECTION 4.10 clause vote counting scheme becomes effective today, i.e. failure to vote in the April 3, 2010 members election does not count toward the missed votes count.

Approved 11-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 April 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF sponsor Kiwi PyCon 2010 at the "Silver" rate of NZ$1,000.

Approved 8-0-4 by IRC vote, 12 April 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF grant US$4,000 to PyCon Italy 2010.

Approved 10-0-3 by IRC vote, 12 April 2010.


RESOLVED, that David Mertz be appointed chairman of the Trademarks Committee.

Approved 11-0-1 by IRC vote, 12 April 2010.


RESOLVED, that Sean Reifschneider be appointed chairman of the Infrastructure Committee.

Approved 13-0-0 by IRC vote, 12 April 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF support GNOME Foundation for Libre Graphics Meeting 2010 with a grant of $3,000.

Approved 5-0-0 by IRC vote, 8 March 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF grant AU$2,500 to PyCon Au 2010.

Approved 4-1-0 by IRC vote, 8 March 2010.


RESOLVED, that Patricia Campbell be taken on as a full-time employee of the Foundation, at an annual salary of $30,000, and with health care benefits to be determined as soon as possible.

Approved 5-0-0 by IRC vote, 8 March 2010.


RESOLVED, to appoint Patricia Campbell, the PSF Administrator, as Secretary of the PSF.

Approved 5-0-0 by IRC vote, 8 March 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PyCon 2010 Chair, Van Lindberg, is authorized to purchase up to five Apple Mac laptops, to be awarded to key conference personnel in recognition of their outstanding contributions, and to be paid for from the established PyCon 2010 budget's "Chairman's Expenses" and "misc" categories at the PyCon Chair's discretion.

Approved by unanimous email vote (3 abstentions), 22 February 2010.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Rogue Wave Software as a pending sponsor member.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 8 February 2010.


RESOLVED, that Ken Whitesell and Yarko Tymciurak receive PSF Community Service Awards, to be presented at PyCon.

Approved 6-0-2 by IRC vote, 8 February 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offer a grant of $1,000 for travel for the Mercurial 1.5 sprint.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, 11 January, 2010.


RESOLVED, that the PSF adopt the budget proposed in http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Ags6GY_6T6qqdEJySEQ0VHBoaWlDWEJhZk9mZGhzNHc&hl=en to guide its operations in 2010.

Approved 4-0-2 by IRC vote, 21 December, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF appoints Wendroff Accountants as their accountant according to the terms outlined in http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/attachments/20091211/9677b6f2/attachment-0001.pdf.

Approved 5-0-0 by IRC vote, 14 December, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offer a seed funding grant of $4,000 to David R. Murray to initiate the development of the email module (described in http://www.bitdance.com/projects/email6/psfproposal.html), and assist with further fundraising of $10,000 by offering $2,000 to be matched at a ratio of 4:1.

Approved 5-0-0 by IRC vote, 14 December, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offer matching funds to the Blender Foundation, providing 10 Euros for each 100 Euros raised from other sources, to a maximum of $1,500 Euros.`

Approved 5-0-0 by IRC vote, 14 December, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offer a grant of $750 to the organizers of DjangoSki to allow them to fund free places.

Approved 4-0-1 by IRC vote, 14 December, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF support the upcoming PyTexas Unconference with a grant of $150.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 9 November, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the board recommend SEO Moves, Inc. for sponsor membership.

Approved 6-0-2 by IRC vote, 9 November, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF adopt the sponsorship guidelines currently published at http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ATQ_BLauRs7gZGRiNzRrY2pfMzlkZHNjeGJmYw&hl=en until further notice.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 9 November, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF give FOSS-ORI permission to list the PSF as a supporting organization.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, 9 November, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF adopt the following diversity statement, and publish it with links to ancillary materials maintained by members of the diversity list:

The Python Software Foundation and the global Python Community welcome and encourage participation by everyone. Our community is based on mutual respect, tolerance, and encouragement, and we are working to help each other live up to these principles. We want our community to be more diverse: whoever you are, and whatever your background, we welcome you.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, October 12, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Noufal Ibrahim and Barry Warsaw receive PSF Community Service Awards.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, October 12, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the sponsor member fees for 2010 and subsequent years be set at Benefactor: $20,000; Patron: $10,000; Principal: $5,000; Member: $2,000.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, October 12, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF Mission Statement be modified to read "The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers."

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, September 14, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PyCon 2010 draft budget presented by Van Lindberg be approved.

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, September 14, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the Foundation contract with Trevor Toenjes to seek sponsorship for PyCon, at commission rates (payable upon receipt of sponsorship monies) of 6% on the first $100,000, 12% on the second $100,000, 24% on the third $100,000 and 15% on any receipts above the $300,000 total.

Approved by unanimous email vote, August 31, 2009.


RESOLVED, that we accept a free MatrixMaxx account and move to that to support our membership administration.

Approved 8-0-1 by IRC vote, August 10, 2009.


RESOLVED, that DjangoCon 2009 be funded with a grant of $750.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, August 10, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a grant of $750 to PyCon Argentina 2009.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, August 10, 2009.


RESOLVED, that PyCon Kiwi 2009 are offered $750 supporting grant.

Approved 9-0-0 by IRC vote, August 10, 2009.


RESOLVED, that up to $1200 in expense reimbursements (to cover hotel, food, gas and shipping) be paid for Carl Karsten et al to record and post to the web video of talks at PyOhio 2009 on July 25 & 26.

Approved 7-0-2 by IRC vote, July 13, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Carl Karsten and Cosmin Stejerean be reimbursed up to $700 for expenses (equipment shipping, hotel and food) related to a July 16-19 visit to Atlanta to recruit and train for the PyCon 2010 A/V recording effort, visit the PyCon 2010 venue.

Approved 8-0-2 by IRC vote, July 13, 2009.


RESOLVED, that PyArkansas 2009 be funded with a grant of $350.

Approved 9-1-0 by IRC vote, July 13, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a grant of $2,500 to PyCon Poland 2009.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, July 13, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Van Lindberg be appointed to the office of PyCon Chair.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, July 13, 2009.


RESOLVED, that David Goodger is authorized to obligate the PSF under the PyCon 2011 contract (pycon/2011/venue_contract.pdf in PSF CVS), to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The contract may be changed before signing but any changes must be reported to the PSF board and may not increase the financial obligation assumed by the PSF.

Approved by unanimous email vote (one abstention), June 25, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Aahz be authorized to spend up to $800 on publicity and stand materials for the PSF booth at OSCON, to be reimbursed against a receipted expenses claim.

Approved by unanimous email vote, June 9, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Sean Reifschneider (of tummy.com, ltd) be awarded the PSF Community Award for long-term assistance with PyCon networking.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, June 8, 2009.


RESOLVED, that David Goodger is authorized to obligate the PSF under the Conference Technology Enhancements, Inc. (CTE) Housing & Meeting Planning contracts ([1], [2]) for PyCon 2010.

[1] pycon/2010/CTE-housing.pdf in PSF CVS

[2] pycon/2010/CTE-meeting-planning.pdf in PSF CVS

Approved 9-0-1 by IRC vote, June 8, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF fund travel expenses including meals for David Goodger and Sean Reifschneider to visit Atlanta and plan PyCon 2010.

Approved 9-0-1 by IRC vote, June 8, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the Trademark Policy be published under the Creative Commons CC0 license (http://creativecommons.org/about/cc0).

Approved 9-0-1 by IRC vote, June 8, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Carl Karsten be funded with a grant of $2,000 for approximately 40 hours of experimentation and documentation work to improve the video recording process.

Approved 9-1-0 by IRC vote, June 8, 2009.


RESOLVED, that all domains under PSF control should be managed by tummy.com ltd, at an annual cost of $25 per domain.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, June 8, 2009.


RESOLVED, that SciPy 2009 be offered grant funding of $10,000.

Approved 10-0-0 by IRC vote, June 8, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF support Libre Graphics Meeting 2009 through an $800 grant to the GNOME Foundation.

Approved by unanimous email vote, May 14, 2009.


RESOLVED, that in the event of the "Python Bildhaus" proposal receiving funding from the Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration, the PSF will contribute complimentary PyCon registration and hotel accommodations for two students involved each year for the duration of the project.

Approved by unanimous email vote, May 14, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will provide a grant of $6,000 to the EuroPython conference to be held in the UK in June 2009.

Approved 6-0-2 by IRC vote, May 11, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Haynes and Boone be requested to register the Python logo as a trademark in the US, the EU, Australia, India, China, Japan, Brazil and Argentina.

Approved 6-1-1 by IRC vote, May 11, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the Google Summer of Code administrator each year be paid travel, registration and accommodation to the following year's PyCon.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, May 11, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Martin von Löwis be authorized to spend up to Euros 1,000 to replace memory on a PSF computer.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, May 11, 2009.


RESOLVED, that an annual budget of up to $1,500 be established for Meetup expenses for local user groups. Jeff Rush will administer the funds initially.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, April 13, 2009.


RESOLVED, that a grant of $500 be made to facilitate Vern Ceder's attendance to present a Python paper at NECC.

Approved 6-0-2 by IRC vote, April 13, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Stephan Deibel be awarded the PSF Community Award.

Approved, 8-0-0.


RESOLVED, that the PSF support PyCon Italia 2009 with funding of $3,500.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, April 13, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Kurt B. Kaiser, Tim Peters and Steve Holden be authorized signatories to all company accounts, and that the Treasurer complete all necessary formalities to ensure this.

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, March 12, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the Treasurer be authorized to fund a laptop purchase for the PSF Administrator's use at a cost not to exceed $1,000.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, February 9, 2009.


RESOLVED, that Haynes and Boone be commissioned to register the "Python" trademark in the EU, Australia, India, China, Japan, Brazil and Argentina.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, February 9, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the PyCon Chairman is authorized to obligate the PSF under the PyCon 2010 contract (pycon/2010/venue_contract.pdf in PSF CVS), to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The contract may be changed before signing but any changes must be reported to the PSF board and may not increase the financial obligation assumed by the PSF.

Approved by unanimous email vote (1 abstention), January 26, 2009.


RESOLVED, that the Treasurer be empowered to enter into an agreement for computer hosting for PSF Board use at a cost not to exceed $50 per month.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, December 8, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the annual pay for the Treasurer will be increased to US$30,000 per year, effective November 1st 2008, to reflect the increased time commitment required by this office.

Approved by unanimous email vote, November 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the Foundation hire an administrator, at an annual cost not to exceed US$35,000. The administrator's job description will be developed and revised from time to time by the Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board will be responsible for ensuring that tasks delegated to the administrator are completed in a timely fashion.

Approved by unanimous email vote, November 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will contract with David Goodger for a period of six months starting December 1, 2008 to act as Chairman for PyCon 2009. The total cost of this contract shall not exceed US$48,000.

Approved by unanimous email vote (1 abstention), November 14, 2008.


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.

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote November 10, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors recommends KNMP to the membership, as a future sponsor member of the PSF.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, October 13, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a $300 grant as sponsorship funding for Python en Santa Fe 2008.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, September 8, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors recommends Lucasfilm to the membership, as a future sponsor member of the PSF. Lucasfilm replaces emeritus member Industrial Light & Magic.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, September 8, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors recommends OpenEye Scientific Software to the membership, as a future sponsor member of the PSF.

Approved 6-0-0 by IRC vote, September 8, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a $300 grant to PyArkansas.

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, August 11, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provide a $3500 grant as sponsorship funding for PyCon UK 2008.

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, August 11, 2008.


RESOLVED, that Raymond Hettinger be reimbursed for travel expenses to the Jornadas Regionals de Software Libres 2008, up to $3000.

Approved 3-1-3 by IRC vote, July 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that ZEUUX be listed as a partner organisation on python.org, and that they be given permission to list the PSF as their partner.

Approved 4-2-1 by IRC vote, July 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that Brett Cannon is awarded a PSF Community Award.

Approved 6-0-1 by IRC vote, July 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that Georg Brandl is awarded a PSF Community Award.

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, July 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PSF provides $300 to PyOhio.

Approved 7-0-0 by IRC vote, July 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that Brett Cannon is designated as Executive Vice President.

Approved by unanimous email vote, June 26, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the Infrastructure Committee may spent up to 8500€ for replacing two python.org server machines.

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, June 16, 2008.


RESOLVED, that James Tauber is a Vice President of the Python Software Foundation.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, June 16, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PSF purchase a silver sponsorship in EuroPython (4,000 Euros).

Approved 8-0-0 by IRC vote, June 16, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PSF offer $7,500 in sponsorship funding to the SciPy 2008 conference.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, June 16, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors recommends PropertySold.ca to the membership, as a future sponsor member of the PSF.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, May 12, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the Board recommend Martin von Löwis as the 2008 Frank Willison Award recipient.

Approved 6-0-2 by IRC vote, May 12, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PyCon Chairman be authorized to sign the necessary contracts for PyCon 2009.

Approved 7-0-1 by IRC vote, May 12, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PyCon Chair (David Goodger) is authorized to obligate the PSF under the Conference Technology Enhancements, Inc. (CTE) Housing & Meeting Planning contracts ([1], [2]) for PyCon 2009.

[1] pycon/2009/CTE-housing.pdf in PSF CVS

[2] pycon/2009/CTE-meeting-planning.pdf in PSF CVS

Approved by unanimous email vote, April 25, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PyCon chairman be authorized to choose the venue for PyCon 2009.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-1, April 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that Barry Warsaw is to be compensated for up to $600 for the purchase of a code-signing certificate, for use in the Python release process.

Approved by unanimous email vote, March 24, 2008.


WHEREAS the role of the Conference Committee is to advise the PyCon Chair and the PyCon organizing committee, and

WHEREAS this role is effectively being filled by the PSF Board of Directors, be it

RESOLVED, that the Conference Committee be dissolved, and that the PyCon Chair be an Officer of the Foundation.

Approved 7-0-0, March 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that $2000 will be made available for issuing awards to the following Python community members for their dedication to Python through volunteerism:

  • Peter Kropf, for work on job board & website conversion,
  • Martin Thomas, for work on job board & website conversion,
  • Brad Knowles, for helping with python.org postmaster duties, and
  • Mathew Dixon Cowles, for replying to python-help requests.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, March 10, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the Foundation institute an awards program to provide recognition for services which further the Foundation's mission. Nominations for awards can be made by any member. Awards must be unanimously approved by the Board, and may take the form of either:

  1. A cash award of up to $600, allowing a single award to a US taxpayer to be made without requiring any formalties; or
  2. Free registration at PyCon, with optionally a contribution of up to $500 towards the recipient's travel and accommodation expenses;

the amounts to be determined by the Board at the time the award is approved.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, March 10, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will become a gold sponsor for PyCon Italia Due, at a cost of 1,500 Euros.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, March 10, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the PyCon 2008 Chair (David Goodger) is authorized to spend up to $5000 on thank-you gifts for significant PyCon contributors.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, March 10, 2008.


RESOLVED, that David Goodger is authorized to purchase three PSF-owned laptops, spending up to $10,000, for use by David Goodger, Doug Napoleone, and Van Lindberg.

Approved by IRC vote 6-0-1, March 10, 2008.


RESOLVED, that Steve Holden may spend up to US$1000 to buy swag items for GHOP participants.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, February 11, 2008.


RESOLVED, that the board of directors recommends HitFlip to the membership, as a future sponsor member of the PSF.

Approved by IRC vote 5-2-0, January 14, 2008.


RESOLVED, that David Goodger is authorized to obligate the PSF under the PyCon 2009 contract (pycon/2009/Crowne_Plaza_contract.doc in PSF CVS), to be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. The contract may be changed before signing but any changes must be reported to the PSF board and may not increase the financial obligation assumed by the PSF.

Approved by unanimous email vote, November 27, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the Board approves the PyCon 2008 budget as recorded in the PSF's CVS repository at pycon/2008/budget.pdf and on the web at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pyx4TeJX2JDoKnFsixLn9bw. The PyCon Chair, David Goodger, is directed to inform the Board of actual or expected variances from the budget of $5,000 or more.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, October 8, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the mailing address of the PSF shall be:

P.O. Box 848
Hampton, NH 03843
USA

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, October 8, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will extend the current six month Advocacy Coordinator contract one additional month under the terms in http://python.org/psf/grants/advocacy/advocacy-renewal.pdf for the completion of the remaining tasks outlined in http://python.org/psf/grants/advocacy/revised-tasks.pdf and for the development of a final report of lessons learned and best practices found in the course of the previous 12 months.

Approved by unanimous email vote, September 17, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the board of directors recommends EarnMyDegree.com to the membership, as a future sponsor member of the PSF.

Approved by IRC vote 6-0-0, August 13, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will become a sponsor of PyCon UK 2007 and will donate US $2,500 to The PyCon UK Society for its use in running the conference.

Approved by IRC vote 6-0-0, August 13, 2007.


RESOLVED, that David Goodger is authorized to negotiate a contract for PyCon 2008 network bandwith, up to $3000.

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-0, July 9, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will pay 1500 Euros for a gold sponsorship of PyConUno (Italy) 2007.

Approved by IRC vote 6-0-0, May 14, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will provide up to US $5000 as a sponsor of EuroPython 2007.

Approved by IRC vote 6-0-0, May 14, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will provide a US $500 one-time grant to assist in funding the Python en Santa Fe (Argentina) meeting Jun 9th, 2007

Approved by IRC vote 6-0-0, May 14, 2007.


RESOLVED, that Kurt Kaiser and David Goodger are authorized to obligate the PSF under the previously emailed contract for PyCon 2008 to be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. The contract may be changed before signing but any changes will be reported to the PSF board and may not increase the financial obligation assumed by the PSF.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, March 12, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the mailing address of the PSF shall be:

Python Software Foundation
c/o Kurt Kaiser
P.O. Box 653
8 Bayview Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
USA

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, March 12, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the org.python.* Java package name be reserved for use by the Jython project.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, March 12, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the Chicago bid be accepted for PyCon 2008.

Approved 5-0-0, February 25, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the Public Support Committee is dissolved.

Approved 5-0-0, February 25, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the Grants Committee is dissolved.

Approved 5-0-0, February 25, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the PSF update the trademark policy available at http://python.org/psf/trademarks to version 1.3, as posted to the Board's mailing list.

Approved by IRC vote 8-0-0, January 8, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the Conference Committee chair be authorized to appoint and dismiss committee members, subject to prompt reporting to the Board.

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-3, January 8, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Canonical as a new sponsor member, for future approval by the membership.

Approved by IRC vote 8-0-0, January 8, 2007.


RESOLVED, that the Board approves the PyCon 2007 budget as recorded in the PSF's CVS repository at pycon/2007/draft-budget.xls and on the web at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pYkW9LgX8G5PlAlkm5iANLA. The Conference Committee chairs are directed to inform the Board of actual or expected variances from the budget of $5,000 or more.

Approved by unanimous email vote, January 3, 2007.


RESOLVED, that catering will be provided at the annual members meeting at PyCon 2007 with a budget of up to $20 per expected member attending the meeting in person.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, December 11, 2006.


RESOLVED, that the PSF adopt the trademark policy version 1.2.2, available at http://python.org/psf/trademarks. Any updates require prior approval of the PSF board.

Approved by IRC vote 4-0-1, November 13, 2006.


RESOLVED, that the Treasurer is authorized to select a payroll processing service for payment of PSF employees with a budget of up to $500 per year.

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-0, November 13, 2006.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will fund Jeff Rush as Advocacy Coordinator for a period of 6 months effective August 15th, 2006 for the work outlined in his proposal at:

http://python.org/psf/grants/advocacy/orig-proposal.pdf

The work will take place under supervision of a group of at least two Directors or Officers of the PSF (initially Stephan Deibel and Neal Norwitz) and under a contract that is acceptible to both parties. The contract will, among other things, limit the term to 6 months at a rate of $3000/month, specify that work will be full time (40 hours per week), and will include a provision that either party may terminate the contract with one month's notice.

Approved by unanimous email vote, August 26, 2006.


RESOLVED, that the PSF will pay expenses of up to $1000 for Anna Ravenscroft to represent the Python Software Foundation at Python Argentina.

Approved by IRC vote 5-1-1, August 14, 2006.


RESOLVED, that the PSF mission statement approved by unanimous written consent on March 2, 2002, and published on the web at http://python.org/psf/mission, be revised as follows, to take effect on August 31, 2006.

  1. Revise the first paragraph, replacing:

    It intends to qualify under the US Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) scientific and educational public charity, and will conduct its business according to the rules for such organizations.

    with:

    It qualifies under the US Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) scientific and educational public charity, and conducts its business according to the rules for such organizations.

  2. Remove the paragraph that reads:

    By "open source" we mean freely available technology licensed under terms compatible with Version 1.9 (or later) of the Open Source Definition, as established by the Open Source Initiative (see http://www.opensource.org/).

  3. Add the following paragraph to the end of the mission statement (after "Encourages and facilitates Python-related research in the public interest."):

    "Open source" is defined as: freely available technology licensed under terms compatible with Version 1.9 (or later) of the Open Source Definition, as established by the Open Source Initiative (see http://www.opensource.org/).

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, August 14, 2006 (date correction approved unanimously via email vote on August 15, 2006).


RESOLVED, that the Directors accept Microsoft as a Pending Sponsor.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, August 14, 2006.


WHEREAS some of the offices held by officers of the PSF require substantial time commitment, on the order of hundreds of hours per year,

WHEREAS the ongoing and timely performance of these officers is critical to the continued existence of the PSF, be it

RESOLVED, that effective July 1st, 2006, the following officers of the corporation will receive compensation, paid quarterly: Treasurer: $10K/yr; Secretary: $5K/yr.

Approved by IRC vote 6-0-0, July 10, 2006.


RESOLVED, that the board approves purchase of $750 of Amazon gift cards to thank some of the volunteers who assisted with PyCon.

Approved by IRC vote 6-0-0, July 10, 2006.


RESOLVED, that the PSF Board accepts EWT as a pending sponsor member.

Approved by IRC vote 6-0-0, July 10, 2006.


RESOLVED, that until further notice, the Officers of the Corporation may spend up to USD 500 per expense without prior Board approval, but subject to prompt reporting to the Board, and consistent with the mission statement and requirements of maintaining our status as a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-0, June 12, 2006


RESOLVED, that the board repeals the previously passed resolution of October 8, 2002 which states "until further notice, the Officers of the Board can spend up to USD 500 per expense without prior board approval, but subject to prompt reporting to the Board."

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-0, June 12, 2006


RESOLVED, that the board recommends cPacket Networks as a new sponsor member, for future approval by the membership.

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-0, June 12, 2006


RESOLVED, that the board recommends Tabblo as a new sponsor member, for future approval by the membership.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, April 10, 2006


RESOLVED, that Steve Holden is appointed to the office of Vice Chairman.

Approved by IRC vote 4-1-2, April 10, 2006


RESOLVED, that the PSF adopt the policies contained in version 1.03 of the draft weblog policy [1] for managing access and editorial content for the PSF weblog [2].

[1] Policy available on the web at http://www.python.org/psf/weblog-policy/

[2] Available at http://pyfound.blogspot.com.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, March 13, 2006


RESOLVED, that the total amount previously authorized by the Board to be paid to Brian Zimmer as part of his Jython grant be split between Brian Zimmer and Frank Wierzbicki, in proportion to be decided by the Grants Committee.

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-0, January 10, 2006


RESOLVED, that the Python Conference Committee is given additional funds of up to $6000 to pay attendance costs for individuals attending PyCon 2006, at the discretion of the Conference Committee.

Approved by IRC vote 7-0-0, December 13, 2005


RESOLVED, that the Board appoints Kurt B. Kaiser as Treasurer and Neal Norwitz as Assistant Treasurer.

Approved by email vote 7-0-0, October 18, 2005


RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors recommends CCP Games as a new Sponsor of the PSF.

Approved by IRC vote 4-0-0, September 14, 2005


RESOLVED, that Kurt Kaiser and Andrew Kuchling are authorized to obligate the PSF under the previously emailed 2-year contract for PyCon 2006/2007 to be held at the Marriot Quorum in Dallas, Texas. The contract may be changed before signing but any changes will be reported to the PSF board and may not increase the financial obligation assumed by the PSF.

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-0, August 9, 2005


RESOLVED: To allocate up to $260 to compensate Barry Warsaw for purchasing 5 SSL certificates for python.org hosts. ($260, not $245, to allow for sales tax.)

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-0, July 12, 2005


RESOLVED, that a budget of $1,000 will be made available for banner, posters, brochures, and any food, drink, and venue costs for a PSF sponsored social event at EuroPython. Reimbursement will require receipts from the recipient of the funds.

Approved by IRC vote 5-0-1, June 14 2005


RESOLVED, that Andrew Kuchling, Martin von Loewis, and David Ascher are Vice Presidents of the corporation, and that David Ascher is further designated as Executive Vice President.

Approved by unanimous email vote May 31 2005


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).

Approved by unanimous email vote May 06 2005


RESOLVED, that David Goodger is Assistant Secretary

Approved by unanimous email vote Apr 04 2005


RESOLVED, that the Public Relations Committee is dissolved.

Approved 6-0-0 at Apr 12 2005 IRC meeting


RESOLVED, that the board of directors appoints Kurt Kaiser to be assistant treasurer.

Approved 5-0-0 at Feb 8, 2005 IRC meeting


RESOLVED, that subscribers to the psf-board mailing list be officers or directors of the corporation or the corporation counsel.

Approved 5-0-0 at Feb 8, 2005 IRC meeting


RESOLVED, that ActiveGrid is recommended by the Board as a new Sponsor Member for approval by the PSF Membership at the next PSF member meeting in March 2005.

Approved 7-0-0 at Jan 11, 2005 IRC meeting


RESOLVED, that the PSF will pay for Guido van Rossum's expenses to attend PyCon 2005, up to $2500 total.

Approved 6-0-1 at Jan 11, 2005 IRC meeting


RESOLVED, that the Python Conference Committee is given additional funds of up to $3000 to pay attendance costs for individuals attending PyCon 2005, at the discretion of the Conference Committee.

Approved 7-0-0 at Jan 11, 2005 IRC meeting


RESOLVED, that the board approves payment of a total of 4,000 GBP to Tim Parkin for redevelopment of the python.org website as described in his proposal. Payment will take place in two installments of 2,000 GBP, at the prevailing exchange rate of up to US $2/GBP, one payment before the work commences and one after the deliverables described in the proposal have been provided.

Approved 6-1-0 at Jan 11, 2005 IRC meeting


RESOLVED, that the PSF accepts the recommendation of the grants committee to execute the following three projects in 2005:

  1. Brian Zimmer, Moving Jython Forward, US$10,000
  2. Ilya Etingof, implementation of SNMPv3 as a Python library module, US$1,500
  3. Greg Wilson, Software Engineering with Python for Scientists and Engineers, US$27,000

Approved 5-0-1 by IRC vote Dec 14, 2004


RESOLVED, that the PSF asks past and future contributors of Python to fill out and send in the contributor form currently shown at:

http://www.python.org/psf/contrib-draft.html

that contributors will be advised to chose between the "Apache License, Version 2" and the "Academic Free License v. 2.1" as the Initial License, and that the PSF will relicense all such contributions under the "PYTHON SOFTWARE FOUNDATION LICENSE VERSION 2".

(See contribution forms page for the accepted form and more information)

Approved unanimously via email vote on December 10, 2004


RESOLVED, that all future releases of Python 2.4 will be released under the Python Software Foundation License Version 2.

Approved unanimously via email vote on October 22, 2004


RESOLVED, that the conference committee is authorized to spend no more than $30,000 on fixed costs for PyCon 2005 and that per-delegate expenses should be held below $85 per head. If sponsorship income exceeds $10,000 then up to 25% of the surplus can be allocated to per-delegate expenses and a further 25% of the surplus can be allocated to fixed costs.

Approved unanimously via email vote on Sept. 22, 2004


RESOLVED, that the treasurer is authorized to pay up to $750 per year for insurance.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote August 10, 2004


RESOLVED, that the conference committee is authorized to spend $3000 for room reservations for PyCon 2005.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote August 10, 2004


RESOLVED, that we give Neal a budget for $2k for expenses as a treasurer.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote June 15, 2004.


RESOLVED, that the principal office and official headquarters of the PSF shall be:

Python Software Foundation
1209 Orange Street
Wilmington DE 19801
USA

The mailing address will remain:

Python Software Foundation
c/o Neal Norwitz
1707 Sinclair Lane
Crownsville, MD 21032-1925
USA

Approved unanimously by IRC vote May 11, 2004.


RESOLVED, that the treasurer is authorized to pay an accountant $800 for preparing IRS Form 990 for 2003.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote May 11, 2004.


RESOLVED, that David Ascher is designated Executive Vice President of the Python Software Foundation.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote April 13th, 2004.


RESOLVED, that a Grants Committee is formed, with Michael McLay, Paul Dubois, Jeremy Hylton, and Martin v. Löwis as initial members, and Martin v. Löwis as the initial chairman and Vice President of Grants, that the Grant Committee drafts for approval by the Board the rules for soliciting grant-funded development proposals designed to further the PSF mission, that the committee selects among proposals and oversees the completion of those that are accepted by the Board, and that members of the committee cannot apply for grants until one (1) year after they leave the committee.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote April 13th, 2004.


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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Develop and manage brand identities associated with the Python Software Foundation and Python.
  4. Actively promote Python in commercial, governmental and educational contexts, in order to facilitate the recruitment of new users and contributors to Python.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote April 13th, 2004.


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.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote April 13th, 2004.


RESOLVED, that at most USD 5000 be used for the remaining legal review of the proposed contribution agreements and that the second round will be led by Marc-Andre Lemburg and Martin von Loewis using a budget of USD 3,000 with an option to spend an additional USD 2,000, if required to complete the review.

Approved unanimously by email vote on February 4, 2004.


WHEREAS the PSF Treasurer has identified the following expenses related to PyCon 2004:

  • up to $ 600 to The Hartford for insurance
  • up to $ 17,000 to GWU for PyCon rooms
  • up to $ 19,000 to Aramark (?) for PyCon food costs
  • up to $ 2,000 to ? for PyCon tote bags
  • up to $ 3,500 to ? for PyCon t-shirts
  • up to $ 500 miscellaneous PyCon charges

Be it hereby

RESOLVED, that the Board establishes a budget of $45,000.00 for PyCon 2004,which the Treasurer is authorized to spend for the purposes enumerated above.

Approved unanimously by email vote on February 4, 2004.


RESOLVED, that monies from the silver sponsorships be allocated to help defray costs associated with sponsor-selected sprints, up to a maximum of $500. Each silver sponsor can choose what sprint to allocate the funds to. The sprint leader and the sprint chair must agree on how the monies are to be disbursed. Any reimbursement for travel or other expenses must be made based on submission of receipts.

Approved with 4/2/0 by IRC vote Jan 13, 2004


RESOLVED, that sprint leaders who organize and run sprints with at least two other full-time attendants get waived admission to the conference if they want it.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Jan 13, 2004.


RESOLVED, that students at accredited institutions can apply for a "gopher" position, which grants them free admission to the conference in exchange for administrative assistance of the conference, under the direction of the organizing committee. The board grants the conference chair the authority to approve these requests according to the needs of the conference.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Jan 13, 2004.


RESOLVED, that the Foundation accepts Industrial Light & Magic as a pending sponsor member.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Dec 9, 2003.


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.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Oct 14, 2003.


RESOLVED, that the Board can collect sponsor fees and add a Pending Sponsor Member to the website prior to being elected by the members if the Board decides it is likely the full membership will approve the Sponsor Member. If Sponsor Membership status is not approved, the funds will be converted to a donation.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Oct 14, 2003.


RESOLVED, that the Board accepts Array BioPharma as a Pending Sponsor Member.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Oct 14, 2003.


RESOLVED, that the PSF secretary, Jeremy Hylton, registers the term "PYTHON SOFTWARE FOUNDATION" on behalf of the Python Software Foundation under the service class 042 with US PTO.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Oct 14, 2003.


RESOLVED, that the Public Support Committee, represented by its chairman and officer Marc-Andre Lemburg, may signup for bookshop affiliate programs on behalf of the Python Software Foundation for fund-raising purposes.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Oct 14, 2003.


RESOLVED, to let the treasurer immediately write a check to George Washington University for up to $2500 to reserve the space for PyCon 2004 (the actual amount to be 10% of the estimated total price).

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Sep 9, 2003.


RESOLVED, That the Public Support Committee and Python Website Committee, created earlier by resolution of the board, are Project Management Committees according to Section 6.3 of the Bylaws and that the chairmen of these committees, Marc-Andre Lemburg and Thomas Wouters, respectively, are hereby appointed Vice Presidents of the corporation.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Sep 9, 2003.


RESOLVED, That the officers of the Corporation may, at their discretion, recognize certain donors as pending sponsor members of the corporation, when it is expected that the donor will be admitted as a sponsor member at the next meeting of the members. A pending sponsor member may participate in all activities and be listed as a pending sponsor member, but may not vote at meetings.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Sep 9, 2003.


RESOLVED, that the treasurer contact Archaeopteryx and suggest that they either pay their sponsorship fee or volunteer to become emeritus members.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Aug 12, 2003.


RESOLVED, that the PSF approves a $500/year budget for the Public Support Committee to pay for distribution of press releases.

Approved by 4/0/2 by IRC vote Aug 12, 2003.


RESOLVED, That a Project Management Committee, designated Python Website Committee, be formed to be responsible for the content and management of the Python Website (www.python.org), that its initial members be Thomas Wouters, Kevin Altis, Just van Rossum, Aahz and Fred L. Drake Jr., that it follows rules analog to those set for in the PSF bylaws for the PSF board with respect to voting and meetings, and that Thomas Wouters will be its initial chairman.

Approved unanimously by IRC vote Aug 12, 2003.


RESOLVED, that the officers can spend PSF funds for the furtherance of the Python Conference, 2003, in an amount not to exceed projected conference revenue by more than US$3000.00.

Approved unanimously at the board meeting on March 11, 2003.


RESOLVED, that the foundation will pay up to $1,000 for legal review of the contributor agreement.

Approved unanimously at the board meeting on February 11, 2003.


RESOLVED, that until further notice, the Officers of the Board can spend up to USD 500 per expense without prior board approval, but subject to prompt reporting to the Board.

Approved unanimously at the board meeting on October 8, 2002.

Repealed and replaced on June 12, 2006.

RESOLVED, that Guido van Rossum can offer Adam Turoff that the PSF will take full financial responsibility for the conference if YAS is unwilling to run the conference at a $125/attendee fee.

Approved by a 4-0-1 vote at the board meeting on September 10, 2002.


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. I move to approve this motion.

Approved unanimously at the board meeting on August 13, 2002.


In order to

  1. Clarify the purpose of the PSF to current and potential members and donors, and to the general public;
  2. Aid in soliciting donations, by affirming the charitable nature of the PSF's goals;
  3. Help guide the Board in its deliberations;
  4. Get a start on possible changes needed in the PSF's bylaws; and,
  5. Justify further work on applying for public charity status,

be it hereby

RESOLVED, that the PSF adopts the following mission statement.

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a non-profit membership organization devoted to advancing open source technology related to the Python programming language. It intends to qualify under the US Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) scientific and educational public charity, and will conduct its business according to the rules for such organizations.

By "open source" we mean freely available technology licensed under terms compatible with Version 1.9 (or later) of the Open Source Definition, as established by the Open Source Initiative (see http://www.opensource.org/).

The PSF:

  • Produces the core Python distribution, made available to the public free of charge. This includes the Python language itself, its standard libraries and documentation, installers, source code, educational materials, and assorted tools and applications.
  • Establishes PSF licenses, ensuring the rights of the public to freely obtain, use, redistribute, and modify intellectual property held by the PSF.
  • Works with the Open Source Initiative to ensure that PSF licenses conform to the Open Source Definition.
  • Holds Python's intellectual property rights for releases 2.1 and following.
  • Seeks to obtain the intellectual property rights for Python releases prior to 2.1, for relicensing under the PSF Python license, to relieve the legal burden on Python's users. The PSF may also seek rights to other Python-related software for relicensing under a PSF license.
  • Protects the Python name, and the names, service marks and trademarks associated with all other intellectual property held by the PSF.
  • Solicits and manages contributions to the Python codebase, and may perform these services on behalf of other open source Python-related codebases.
  • Raises funds to support PSF programs and services. The regulations for public charity funding are complex. Some consequences are that the vast bulk of funding must come from private contributions (including sponsoring memberships) and public grants, must come from a broad base, and that no single private donor can supply a substantial percentage of the PSF's total funding. Additional revenue may be pursued in ways consistent with then-current rules for public charities and with Python's standing as an open source project. For example, the PSF may offer to sell conference proceedings, special Python distributions, or merchandise with distinctive insignia.
  • Publicizes, promotes the adoption of, and facilitates the ongoing development of Python-related technology and educational resources. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining a public web site, planning Python conferences, and offering grants to Python-related open source projects.
  • Encourages and facilitates Python-related research in the public interest.

Approved by unanimous written consent on March 2, 2002.


RESOLVED, that Guido van Rossum is the President of the PSF for the year 2002.

Approved by unanimous written consent on February 19, 2002.


RESOLVED, that PSF accepts the membership application forms, as shown in the attachment (one form for nominated members, and a second form for sponsor members).

[Attachments were regular application and sponsor application.]

Approved by unanimous written consent on February 18, 2002.


RESOLVED, the the principal office of the PSF shall be

The Python Software Foundation
c/o Zope Corp.
Lafayette Technology Center
513 Prince Edward St.
Fredericksburg VA 22401
USA

The motion was passed by white ballot at the Feb. 7, 2002 board meeting.


RESOLVED, that in connection with discharging their respective duties as officers of the Corporation, including, without limitation, in connection with the maintenance, preparation and filing of books, records, reports and returns, the officers of the Corporation hereby are authorized and directed to procure, in their discretion, such legal, accounting and other professional services and assistance as they may reasonably require in order to properly discharge the duties of said offices, and that the reasonable expenses therefor shall be charged to and paid for by the Corporation.

Approved by unanimous written consent on September 14, 2001.


RESOLVED, that the officers of the Corporation hereby are authorized and directed to pay and discharge all taxes, fees and other expenses heretofore incurred or hereafter to be incurred as a result of and in connection with the organization of the Corporation, and to reimburse the incorporator, the officers and all other persons for all expenditures heretofore made by them in such connection.

Approved by unanimous written consent on September 14, 2001.


RESOLVED, that the officers of the Corporation hereby are authorized and directed to procure and maintain the necessary corporate books and records and to open and maintain share transfer records in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation and the laws of the State of Delaware, as well as the laws of any other applicable jurisdiction.

Approved by unanimous written consent on September 14, 2001.


RESOLVED, that the fiscal year of the Corporation shall end on Dec. 31 of each calendar year.

Approved by unanimous written consent on September 14, 2001.


RESOLVED, that Jeremy Hylton is appointed secretary and treasurer of the PSF.

Approved by unanimous written consent on April 14, 2001.


RESOLVED, that the principal office of the Corporation shall be

The Python Software Foundation
7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 208
Falls Church, VA 22043
U.S.A.

Approved by unanimous written consent on September 14, 2001.

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