Announcing the Django Software Foundation

Posted by Jacob Kaplan-Moss on June 17, 2008

It seemed only fitting to give the scoop to the Lawrence Journal-World:

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.

We're still breaking this baby in, so we're a little light on details for now. You can read a bit about our goals now, and as you can imagine we'll be talking a lot about this in the days and weeks to come.

Suffice to say that we're amazingly excited about the opportunities this next step brings. When we started thinking about releasing Django (three years ago!) we never expected this level of success.

We certainly couldn't have gotten here without the amazing support and contributions from our community of users and developers. To everyone who's used or contributed to Django: thanks!

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