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Django Software Foundation announces membership drive

The Django Software Foundation (DSF) is kicking off the new year with a corporate membership drive. Membership of the DSF is one tangible way that your company can publicly demonstrate its support for the Django project, and give back to the Open Source community that has developed Django.

To kick off this membership drive, we're proud to announce our first two corporate members: Imaginary Landscapes and the Caktus Consulting Group. The DSF would like to thank these two companies for their generous contributions, and for their public support of the DSF and it's mission.

Corporate membership of the DSF is available at three levels:

  • 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.

We leave it up to you to pick the right level for your company. If corporate membership doesn't suit you or your company, but you still want to contribute financially, you can also donate to the Foundation.

What will the DSF do with your membership contributions? Whatever we can do to make the Django community a better place. Historically, this has mostly meant sponsoring sprints -- providing money for event catering and equipment hire, and where possible, to arrange for members of the core team to be present. The more financial contributions we have, the more activities we can sponsor.

If you or your company is interested in becoming a corporate member, or if you have any questions about DSF membership, please get in touch using the DSF contact form.

If you have any questions about DSF membership, or if you have suggestions for what the DSF could do to help the community, get in touch, too!

Posted by Russell Keith-Magee on January 16, 2012