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Open Source and the Python Ecosystem

Come learn about the world of Open Source Software and how it affects Python.

Talks include:
Josh Horowitz: Copyrights and FOSS licensing for developers
Andy Dirnberger: Packaging Your Pythons
Ben Hayes: Fighting the Encroaching Thickets: Recent Developments In FOSS and Software Patents
James Powell: CPython from Nothing

As always, thanks to our host, Percolate.

Josh is a first time speaker at the group. Here's more about him:

Josh has been an avid free and open source software (FOSS) enthusiast since his early college days and a lifelong computer hobbyist. Last summer he worked as a legal intern at the Software Freedom Law Center, a non-profit organization that provides legal counsel to free and open source software developers on a broad range of intellectual property and corporate issues. Most notably he worked on defending the right to run alternative operating systems and software in the new Windows 8 world, assisting the X.Org project in updating their licenses, and ensuring license compatibility between GPLv3 and the new Creative Commons license. In his spare time, he works on furthering his Python skills and spreading the use of Linux to willing and able users. Josh plans on focusing his legal practice on advising new technology companies and software developers.

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  • Andy D.

    Here's another packaging-related library that I should have mentioned:

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Ehtesh C.

    Got links to the programming presentations by Andy, James Powell, and James O'Brien? Would be awesome to look at for a reference later. I think Andy and James O'Brien were talking about `wheel` and `rose` for Python packages, correct?

    1 · October 10, 2013

    • James O.

      hey, Ehtesh. Here's mine:

      October 12, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Thanks everyone for coming out tonight. My slides are available at

    2 · October 11, 2013

  • Paul L.

    I really enjoyed these talks. Thanks!

    October 11, 2013

  • Philippe des R.

    Very informative

    October 11, 2013

  • Alim S. G.

    Sorry guys. Something else came up.

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ooooh, I wish I had know about this a little sooner. Sounds great.

    October 3, 2013

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