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    seems like a trivial amount – why doesn’t the PSF pay for half if not all of that??

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      Because no one has written a grant application to get the money. I’m also not sure that the PSF hands out grants that big for code development efforts.

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        Biggest grant I can find by the PSF is 10k https://www.python.org/psf/records/board/resolutions/

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          I don’t imagine them really wanting to give people a reason to change the defacto standard python away from one they control.

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            The PSF doesn’t control CPython, and doesn’t care which Python you use, as long as you use Python :-)

            (Source: Former PSF board member)

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              I stand corrected, thanks!