Call for Grant Proposals

Harry George at
Thu Jul 22 17:01:21 CEST 2004

Istvan Albert <ialbert at> writes:

> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> > The Python Software Foundation is seeking grant proposals for
> > projects related to the further development of Python,
> > Python-related technology, and educational resources. The PSF plans
> > to issue calls for proposals regularly.
> This is such an awesome idea and even more amazing is that you guys
> have the funds to do it.
> A biased opinion here, coming from java I think funding Jython (hopefully
> they apply) would promote python better than just about any other project.
> I wish companies like IBM would (or maybe already do) invest some resources
> into Jython after all they seem to have bet a lot on Java.
> Python + Jython could blow out of water just about any other development
> environment.
> cheers,
> Istvan.

Not coming from java, but living in a Java-mandated world, I concur on
Jython being valuable.  But we also need a solid Java-cPython
interface. JPE was the original effort.  JPype is more recent.

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