[Numpy-discussion] NumFOCUS has received 501(c)3 status
Tue Nov 6 01:33:41 CST 2012
I'm really happy to report that NumFOCUS has received it's 501(c)3 status from the IRS. You can now make tax-deductible donations to NumFOCUS for the support of NumPy. We will put a NumPy-specific button on the home-page of NumPy soon so you can specifically direct your funds. But, for now you can go to http://numfocus.org/donate and be confident that your funds will support:
1) Continuous integration
2) The John Hunter Technical fellowships (which are awards made to students and post-docs and their mentors who will contribute substantially to a supported project during a 3-18 month period).
3) Equipment grants
4) Development sprints
5) Student travel to conferences
6) Project specific grants
For example, most of Ondrej's time to work on the release of NumPy 1.7.0 has been paid for by donations to NumFOCUS from Continuum Analytics.
NumFOCUS is also seeking nominations for 5 new board members (to bring the total to 9). If you would like to nominate someone please subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org (by sending an email to email@example.com) and then send your nomination. Alternatively, you can email me or one of the other directors directly.
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