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Python Community News 23 Sept 2022

Python 3.11.0rc2 is now Available

submitted by kjaymiller on 2022-09-12T14:16:35Z

Python 3.11.0rc2 is now available. This is the last preview before the final release of Python 3.11.0 on 2022-10-24. The update's call to actions are: - Core developers review documentation leading up to the general availability - 3rd Party Devs with Python projects prepare their projects for general availability and report any bugs via the Python Bug Tracker.

PyTorch Foundation established under Linux Foundation umbrella

submitted by jonafato on 2022-09-13T02:43:28Z

PyTorch is moving to the newly-established PyTorch Foundation under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation. Going forward, the framework’s contributors will benefit from the robust governance, diverse leadership, and additional investments provided by the new PyTorch Foundation partners. The PyTorch Foundation will strive to adhere to four principles: remaining open, maintaining neutral branding, staying fair, and forging a strong technical identity. The governing board composed of representatives from AMD, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Meta, Microsoft Azure, and Nvidia, with the intention to expand over time.

Washington Post Open Sources Election Model

submitted by kjaymiller on 2022-09-15T08:11:50Z

The Washington post has decided to open source then election model. The model originally built using R but Now, the model is deployed as a Python package that we invoke via a serverless Lambda function. You can find the site

Deb Bryant accepts role of US Policy Director for the Open Source Initiative

submitted by jonafato on 2022-09-15T21:34:37Z

The Python Software Foundation's Executive Director Deb Bryant has accepted the role of US Policy Director for the Open Source Initiative, having previously served a decade in state government and eight years on the board of the OSI. This new role complements the OSI's existing policy efforts in Europe and exists to educate policymakers and advocate for open source in the context of economic regulations and legislation.

Performance improvement plans for 3.12

submitted by jonafato on 2022-09-21T02:43:22Z

A workflow document has been published with plans to improve the speed of CPython 3.12. The plan includes additions such as multiple interpreters each with their own GIL, reduced garbage collection overhead, and many more.

2022 Django Developers Survey

submitted by kjaymiller on 2022-09-21T15:13:36Z

Django is asking folks to fill out the 2022 Django Developers Survey. It is available in 10 different languages. The survey is an important metric of Django usage and helps guide future technical and community decisions. After the survey is over, the aggregated results and anonymized raw data will be published.