Jeremy Hylton : weblog : 2003-12-03

Python Bounties

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Mark Shuttleworth is offering to fund Python-related projects. He has offered a bounty for Python Scripting Everywhere: scripting interfaces for applications like OpenOffice, Blender, AbiWord, Gnumeric, and the GIMP.

Python is a great glue language. Many of my favourite tools are already scriptable in Python. I'm open to requests for funding work that needs to be done to make Python the most widespread common scripting language on the net.

The 2004 budget for bounties is $100,000. He is also soliciting proposals for school administration software in Python and work on Mozilla.

Mark founded Thawte and sold it to Verisign. He was also the first African in Space. (Probably the first Python programmer, too.)