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A one-stop shop for Python code

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    Hey there.
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    My name is Sumana Harihareswara
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    and I am the project manager
    for the Python Package Index.
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    From the time that I was a child,
    I've been very interested in
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    community organizing,
    empowering other people,
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    making sure that there's
    nothing about us without us.
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    So when I found out about
    free and open source software,
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    I thought, 'yeah!
    This is the way forward.'
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    Essentially, the Python Package Index is
    core infrastructure
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    for a huge chunk of
    the computing industry.
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    Most of the time,
    when people write software,
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    we don't write everything from scratch.
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    We basically borrow and duplicate
    stuff that other people have done.
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    This is part of the magic of
    free and open-source software,
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    and it's part of how
    the internet,
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    and most of the technology
    you use,
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    has been built.
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    It's really useful to have
    a single website,
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    the Python Package Index,
    that's a one-stop shop
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    for all of the open-source Python code
    that you might want to reuse.
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    The Python Package Index got popular
    before the code got good.
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    Starting a few years ago,
    some people thought,
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    'all right, we need a rewrite.'
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    Volunteers started it.
    But volunteers, working on
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    unpredictable schedules -- it wasn't
    working. We knew that we needed help.
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    We needed MONEY! [laugh] Okay.
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    We needed funding
    in order to get
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    this piece of core
    infrastructure deployed.
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    Nobody was just giving us
    money for that.
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    We heard about MOSS and realized
    that we were potentially a good candidate
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    to apply for a MOSS award.
    It's interesting how MOSS is
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    kind of a hidden gem,
    that not nearly enough people have
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    heard of who would benefit from it.
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    The Mozilla Open Source Support program
    is a fantastic way to get funding
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    from an organization that understands
    why what you do is important.
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    Without the MOSS award, Python would be
    immeasurably worse off right now.
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    The MOSS Award is what enabled
    the Python Package Index
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    to launch and move into production.
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    (soft music)
Title:
A one-stop shop for Python code
Description:

Meet Sumana Harihareshwara of the Python Package Index, a Mozilla awardee. The Python Package Index is a repository of software for the Python programming language.

Learn more about the Python Package Index: https://pypi.org/

Learn more about Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) Awards: https://www.mozilla.org/moss/

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Video Language:
English
Duration:
02:15
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