[Python-Dev] Moving to California

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 09 Jul 2003 10:23:16 -0400

Dear Python developers,

Last night at OSCON I announced that I am moving to California.  I
have accepted a new job at Elemental Security, a security software
startup in San Mateo.  You may have heard of one of the founders, Dan
Farmer, who is the (co-)author of several well-known free security
checking programs: Satan, Titan and The Coroner's Toolkit.

Elemental is a brand new company, and I can't say much yet about the
product, except that it will be aimed at enterprise security and use
Python.  I'm very excited about working with Dan on its design and

I'm also excited about moving to California, which has long been a
dream of mine.  I'm looking forward to getting together with the many
local Python users and developers once I'm settled; right now, my life
and that if my family is total chaos because we're trying to find a
home and move into it by August 1st.

Which brings me to Python.  I will still have time for Python (it's in
my contract) and I will continue to lead Python's development.  In
fact, once the dust of the move is settled, I expect to be more
available for Python than I've been recently at Zope.  But in the mean
time, I'm largely dependent on the Python community and especially the
great folks at PythonLabs (whom I am sadly leaving behind at Zope) to
make sure that Python 2.3 comes out on time -- remember, we need to
have the final out by August 1st to make Apple's Panther release of
Mac OS X.  I'm confident that this is possible.

In the mean time, I'm here at OSCON with a busy schedule and limited
access to my email, and the following weeks I will be in transition,
so please be kind if I don't reply immediate when you write me.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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