This year's PyCon was an incredible time; several members of the PyPy team were there, and we'll be blogging more about our experiences in the coming days. However, we quickly wanted to extend a thank you to the Python Software Foundation (PSF).
As you may have heard, on Friday morning at PyCon Jesse Noller handed the PyPy team a check for $10,000, on behalf of the PSF. This was in recognition of our success over the past few years in bringing PyPy from a research project to a fast, compliant, production-ready Python implementation, and to allow us to continue our work on making it faster and more up-to-date with upstream version changes.
Beyond the large check, we're grateful for the endorsement this represents, not only of our work on PyPy, but also of all alternatve Python VMs. The PSF has shifted its focus from representing just CPython to representing the Python Language, reguardless of its implementation, something we are very appreciative of.
From left to right, PyPy people present at PyCon 2011: Maciej Fijałkowski, Armin Rigo, Alex Gaynor, Laura Creighton and Jacob Hallén
Thank you, PSF.