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Episode #84: Are we failing to fund Python's core infrastructure?

Published Tues, Nov 8, 2016, recorded Mon, Oct 31, 2016.


When was the last time you used a 3rd party package in Python? Have you recently pip installed SQLAlchemy? Maybe looked up the documentation on a package you found on PyPI?

The two core pieces of infrastructure involved are both freely available and open source: pip and PyPI as well as ReadTheDocs.

How are these funded? How well are they funded? It turns out that we are not doing a good job sustaining the underlying infrastructure in the Python ecosystem.

This week you'll meet four panelists for a discussion on the problem and its solutions.

Donald Stufft from PyPI and pip.
Eric Holscher, Cofounder of read the docs.
Carol Willing, Director of the Python Software Foundation, Project Jupyter core developer.
Ewa Jodlowska, Director of Operations for the Python Software Foundation.

Links from the show:

Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure:
fordfoundation.org/library/reports-and-studies...
Donald Stufft: @dstufft
Eric Holscher: @ericholscher
Carol Willing: @WillingCarol
Ewa Jodlowska: @ewa_jodlowska
Talk Python #64: Inside the Python Package Index: talkpython.fm/episodes/show/64
Hire Me (Donald Stufft, post HPE): caremad.io/posts/2016/10/hire-me




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