[python-uk] Do you use Python..? (Of course you do...)

Carles Pina i Estany carles at pina.cat
Sat Apr 21 12:49:48 EDT 2018


Thanks Nicholas for the email, I wasn't aware of it.

And, besides all the good reasons that you've already said, there are "thank
you" prizes for donating :-)

    Ticket to PyCon 2019 (1 winner) 
    Photos with Guido van Rossum at PyCon 2018 (must be present to win)
    Lunch with Guido van Rossum at PyCon (8 winners -must be present to win)
    Custom designed Guido t-shirt (5 winners)   
    "I Donated" stickers 
    Custom designed "Guido" stickers 
    A one-year subscription to O'Reilly Media's Safari books online
    A Python book bundle from No Starch Press


On Apr/21/2018, Nicholas H.Tollervey wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Time for a guilt trip that can easily be countered by a small and
> painless transaction (skip to the end for the link)... ;-)
> Do you use Python? (Of course you do!)
> It's cool to benefit from such a great ecosystem & related
> infrastructure, right..?
> As you're all aware, the Python Software Foundation (PSF) support this
> community and pay the bills for quite a number of aspects of it (eg, who
> pays for PyPI, core-Python sprints costs etc?). The PSF also gives away
> most of its money as grants to community based events, educational
> outreach, conferences (including PyCon UK) and development sprints to
> groups from all over the world. As a member of the grants working group
> I see the huge impact such support has for the continued flourishing of
> Python the language and Python the community.
> I'm sad (and a tad frustrated) to report that ONLY 52 PEOPLE HAVE
> DONATED to the relatively modest $20k PSF donation drive.
> * If you're someone who thinks, "I'd love to support the Python
> community but I just don't have time to volunteer" -- then making a
> small contribution via the site linked below is *how you fulfil your
> desire to support*.
> * If you're someone who works at a company who makes heavy use of Python
> and its related infrastructure then please consider making a donation as
> an individual (after all, your job relies on this community and its
> efforts) and also encourage your managers to make a corporate donation.
> * If you're someone who simply doesn't have the spare cash, that's fine!
> But if you can encourage those in a position to contribute (such as your
> employer perhaps?) that would be greatly appreciated.
> Here's the link:
> https://www.python.org/psf/donations/2018-q2-drive/
> Thank you in advance for your support!
> Best wishes,
> N.

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