At the beginning of the month the PSF Infrastructure committee announced that we had reached the decision that JIRA was our recommendation for the next issue tracker for Python development.  Realizing, though, that it was a tough call between JIRA and Roundup we said that we would be willing to switch our recommendation to Roundup if enough volunteers stepped forward to help administer the tracker, thus negating Atlassian's offer of free managed hosting.

Well, the community stepped up to the challenge and we got plenty of volunteers!  In fact, the call for volunteers has led to an offer for professional hosting for Roundup from Upfront Systems.  The committee is currently evaluating that offer and will hopefully have a decision made soon.  Once a decision has been made we will contact the volunteers as to whom we have selected to help administer the installation (regardless of who hosts the tracker).  The administrators and python-dev can then begin working towards deciding what we want from the tracker and its configuration.

Once again, thanks to the volunteers for stepping forward to make this happen!

-Brett Cannon
PSF Infrastructure committee chairman