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Donation for the Packaging Workgroup

Your financial contribution to the Packaging Workgroup will be handled as a donation to the Python Software Foundation (PSF).

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About the Packaging Workgroup

The Packaging Workgroup is focused on supporting the efforts to improve and maintain the Python packaging ecosystem. Currently the main goal is to support the implementation of "Warehouse", a new implementation of PyPI that solves many of the long standing issues with PyPI, and supporting the ongoing maintenance of the code base that currently powers PyPI.

While PyPI is a foundational part of the Python ecosystem, it is currently massively understaffed for a project of its size. As a site, it serves approximately 300TB of bandwidth and 3 billion requests a month, but is maintained by one primary developer devoting 60+ hours a week and supported by only two additional regular contributors. The same primary developer is also the primary driving force behind Warehouse.

Your donation will help secure additional help to implement Warehouse and speed up the process of getting the slowly deteriorating code base replaced with a modern, well written replacement.  It will further support maintenance on the current code base until it can be replaced and also general improvements to the packaging ecosystem.

About the PSF

The Python Software Foundation is a non-profit organization entirely supported by its sponsor members and the public.  Our mission is to further the development of the Python language and its applications.

Payments are processed by PayPal, but may be made either through your existing PayPal account or your credit card.  You will choose your payment method after you are transferred to the PayPal server.

How the Donation Works

If you wish to use a credit card, once on the PayPal site click the link "Don't have a PayPal account?", which will take you to a credit card form.  A PayPal account is not required.

For your security, this website and the PSF do not acquire or retain any of your credit card data.  It is all handled by PayPal.

Following the transaction, you will receive both a PayPal receipt and/or our formal acknowledgement of your tax-deductible (USA) donation.

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The minimum donation is $5.  Thank you for your donation!