Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Speeding up PyPy by donations

PyPy joins the Software Freedom Conservancy

Good news. PyPy is now a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), see the SFC blog post. This allows us to manage non-profit monetary aspects of the project independently from a company or particular persons. So we can now officially receive donations both from people prefering right or left sides, see the Donate buttons on our home page and our blog. And you can use PayPal or Google Checkout, Donations are tax-exempt in the USA and hopefully soon in Europe as well.

What's it going to get used for? For the immediate future we intend to use the donations for funding travels of core contributors to PyPy sprints who otherwise can't afford to come. So if you have no time but some money you can help to encourage coding contributors to care for PyPy. If we end up with bigger sums we'll see and take suggestions. Money spending decisions will be done by core PyPy people according to non-profit guidelines. And we'll post information from time to time about how much we got and where the money went.

If you have any questions regarding the SFC membership or donations you may send email to sfc at pypy.org which will be observed by Carl Friedrich Bolz, Jacob Hallen and Holger Krekel - the initial PyPy SFC representatives on behalf of the PyPy team. Many thanks go out to Bradley M. Kuhn for helping to implement the PyPy SFC membership.

cheers,

Holger & Carl Friedrich

3 comments:

glyph said...

Congratulations, welcome to the SFC family! It's been great for Twisted. Just donated $25 myself - now go make Twisted faster on PyPy :).

holger krekel said...

Thanks glyph. I realized we should have mentioned Twisted already in the post since you are working through the SFC for some time now. In fact, your being there was a good argument for us to also consider going there, so thanks for that :)

Carl Friedrich Bolz said...

@glyph cool, thanks! As for making Twisted faster, we already did some of that: http://bit.ly/aGCY6r
No clue how these benchmarks reflect an actual application of course :-)