The Django Software Foundation has a corporate membership program designed to give a voice to organizations interested in supporting and sponsoring Django’s continued development.
Why become a corporate member?
Current members have decided to join the DSF for a variety of reasons, including:
- A desire to “give something back” to the Django community.
- Wanting to provide financial support so that Django’s developers can most effectively focus their development efforts.
- A desire to help the DSF form a clear intellectual property story behind Django.
- Wanting to participate in membership discussions, Foundation member meetings, etc.
- A desire to help the DSF by serving on committees or the board.
- Tax-deductibility: the Django Software Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization (pending final IRS determination). Membership dues are tax-deductible for US organizations; members outside of the United States should consult a tax advisor.
However, it’s important to recognize that there are a few benefits that corporate members do not get:
- Technical support, consulting, or other services: the DSF is not a service provider or development house.
- Preferential input into Django’s development process: the DSF supports the development of Django, but has no formal power to influence direction or priorities.
- Advertising: we thank our members on the Foundation main page, but we’re not interested in having advertising anywhere else on Django’s web sites.
How do I become a member?
Contact the foundation through our contact form and mention that you'd like become a corporate member. Include the following information:
- Your full registered company name
- Level of membership you want to apply for (see dues on the available membership level)
- A mailing address (we can send the invoice by email, but we need a contact address)
- Contact name and email for your DSF representative (I presume this is you, but if we should mark the invoice for someone else's attention, let us know)
- A brief (1 short paragraph) description of your organization and it's activities, written as if the DSF was describing your company to a third party. We'll use this text on the corporate membership page; you can use the existing descriptions as a guide for flavor we're looking for.
The Django Software Foundation has variable levels for corporate membership:
Independent consultancies, sole proprietorships and other small businesses: $500/year.
Small-to-medium businesses, established ISVs, and other midrange companies: $2000/year. Government agencies may also join at this rate.
Large corporations: $5000/year.
The distinction in rates is deliberately vague: we trust anyone interested in joining the DSF will be honest about which group they fit into. However, if you have questions about your specific organization, please don’t hesitate to ask.
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