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Django Software Foundation FAQ

What is the Django Software Foundation?

The Django Software Foundation (DSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Like most open-source foundations, the goal of the Django Foundation is to promote, support, and advance its open-source project: in our case, the Django Web framework.

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.

How can I support the Django Software Foundation?

If you can, we prefer that you support Django by getting involved in the project and contributing to Django.

We also accept donations.

How can my company support the Django Software Foundation?

Again, by getting involved in the project — let your developers spend some work hours on Django!

You may also be interested in becoming a corporate sponsor/member; see the corporate membership page for details.

Does the DSF control development of Django?

No. Django's development has been and will always be driven by its developer community. The DSF exists to support that community.

Who owns Django's code?

The Django Software Foundation, and the community. Contributors to Django own their own contributions and allow the DSF to distribute that code under Django's BSD license.

For more about ownership of contributed code, please see our Contributor License Agreement FAQ.

How can I join the DSF?

The Board of the Django Software Foundation invites people to become members after they establish some reputation through contributions to the community. All Django core developers are automatically invited to become members.

The DSF also has a corporate membership program: sponsoring companies may be admitted as corporate members. Contact us if you'd like to know more.

Have more questions?

We're just getting started here, so we don't know what'll be "frequently asked" yet! Please get in touch if you have additional questions or suggestions of things we might add to this FAQ.