News from our neighborhood: Django Software Foundation

Rikki Endsley

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Jun 17, 2008 GMT
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Our magazine offices are only about a block away from the Lawrence Journal-World and The World Company headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas. This morning, as I sipped my coffee and scanned the local paper's website, I noticed an article about the Django Software Foundation.

The Django homepage describes it as "... a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design."

The Lawrence Journal-World article says, "Django, started nearly five years ago by programmers affiliated with The World Company, now joins a lineup of pervasive computer languages and systems — including Mozilla, Apache and Linux — to be overseen by a nonprofit organization."

According to the Django site, the foundation's goals are to:

  • Support development of Django by sponsoring sprints, meetups, gatherings and community events.
  • Promote the use of Django among the world-wide Web development community.
  • Protect the intellectual property and the framework's long-term viability.
  • Advance the state of the art in Web development.
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