Python Software Foundation


About Python Software Foundation

Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a nonprofit organization focused on empowering users and supporters of the Python programming language by overseeing its infrastructure, community, and development. PSF also safeguards the intellectual property rights associated with Python. 

Headquartered in Beaverton, OR, PSF produces and underwrites the PyCon US Conference, the largest annual gathering for the Python community. In 2022, PSF awarded $215,000 for over 138 grants to recipients in 42 countries

Python Software Foundation offers many benefits to its members. These include access to the global Python Community. Members may network with each other at the annual conferences, events, special interest groups, and user groups. PSF members are actively involved in the Python ecosystem, being able to work on PSF projects, run infrastructure, and donate

PSF offers five classes of membership: Basic, Supporting, Managing/Contributing, and Fellows. Each membership category carries its own set of rights and responsibilities. PSF membership is open to anyone who uses and supports Python. Prospective members may join online. 

Membership fees vary based on subscription type, ranging from $0 to $99 per year.


Python Software Foundation Facts

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HQ Location

Beaverton, OR

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


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