[pypy-dev] from the psf board public mailing list.
lac at openend.se
Wed Aug 24 11:14:21 CEST 2011
My comments follow.
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Steve Holden wrote:
> Guido forward this to me, but I think it should be developers getting involved.
> Anyway, does anyone on this list have any strong feelings about applying for
> funding? I am not sure security is Python's forte, but many people are doing
> things with it that I am unaware of.
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>> *From: *Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org <mailto:guido at python.org>>
>> *Date: *August 23, 2011 4:31:53 PM PDT
>> *To: *"Steve Holden, Chairman, PSF" <chairman at python.org =
>> <mailto:chairman at python.org>>
>> *Subject: **Fwd: Get funding for your OSS project from Rapid7*
>> FYI. I don't know who this is, and he doesn't seem to know me either. :-)
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>> From: *Christian Kirsch* <Christian_Kirsch at rapid7.com =
>> <mailto:Christian_Kirsch at rapid7.com>>
>> Date: Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM
>> Subject: Get funding for your OSS project from Rapid7
>> To: "guido at python.org <mailto:guido at python.org>" <guido at python.org>
>> Hi Guido van,
>> __ __
>> I hope you're doing great! I was referred to you as the main contact for Python.
>> Rapid7 is dedicating $100,000 to support open source projects in the security
>> space in 2012 in a program we're calling the Magnificent7. We are looking for
>> open source projects that bring value to the information security ecosystem by
>> taking an innovative approach to addressing security challenges. Up to seven
>> chosen projects will receive funding in 3 phases: an initial outlay, and then
>> two further sums tied to the delivery of pre-agreed milestones.
>> __ __
>> Submissions will be judged on several criteria, including a working
>> demonstration of the software and the caliber of project roadmap. To be
>> eligible, the person participating must have the ability to represent the
>> project in question, including updating the web site and doing outbound
>> communication on behalf of the project.
>> After the Rapid7 program committee reviews all initial proposals, promising
>> projects will be chosen to participate in the second round of application,
>> taking place at the UNITED Security Summit, where they will be granted a =
>> 45-minute presentation and in-person Q&A session with the Rapid7 committee.
>> Selected recipients for the first funding phase will be announced following
>> the UNITED Security Summit and the second round will open for submission=
>> Q1 2012.
>> __ __
>> To nominate Python for Magnificent7 funding consideration, please visit the
>> Rapid7 Community website for details (http://r-7.co/qjE3WG) and guidelines
>> email the submission to oss at rapid7.com <mailto:oss at rapid7.com>. Also see our
>> press release on the subject (http://r-7.co/n0bVFG). All first round
>> submissions are due by September 9, 2011.
>> Kind regards,
>> Christian Kirsch
>> Product Marketing Manager
<I chopped a zillion footers here. lac>
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The United Security Conference is Sept 19 and 20 in San Francisco.
http://www.net-security.org/conference.php?id=445 Sept 9 is very
close for having a proposal ready, and then somebody would have
to go to SF. On the other hand, the sandboxing in PyPy is
definitely innovative, and if they are just announcing their
contest now, there may not _be_ many other people competing for
the money. Of course we would have to find out something to do
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