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What is the Python Software Foundation?

From the PSF Mission Statement:

The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a non-profit membership organization devoted to advancing open source technology related to the Python programming language. It qualifies under the US Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) scientific and educational public charity, and conducts its business according to the rules for such organizations.

The PSF is a corporation according to U.S. tax law, incorporated in the state of Delaware. Our federal taxpayer ID ("04 number") is 04-3594598.

For a quick overview of the PSF's activities, please see the Executive Summary.

Who are PSF members?

For the full list of members, please refer to the membership roster. For information about membership, please see the membership FAQ.

Who are on the PSF board? Who are the officers?

The PSF board and officers are also listed on the membership roster.

How do I reach the PSF?

Send email to

Send postal mail to

Python Software Foundation
9450 SW Gemini Dr.
ECM# 90772
Beaverton, OR 97008

Send faxes to +1 858 712 8966.

See also details for wire transfers.

How do I join the PSF?

Regular members are nominated and elected by existing members. See the membership FAQ for detailed information.

Sponsor members are also elected by existing members, pay a sponsor fee (currently $2,000 per year) and get a sponsorship link on the website. See the sponsorship page for details.