According to the Lawrence Journal-World, Django is now owned by a new, nonprofit, organization.
The Django Software Foundation, based in Lawrence, now owns the trademark and intellectual property that form the basis for the application that is used to create increasingly popular Web publishing programs
The foundation, headed by Jacob Kaplan-Moss, will now be able to accept donations to help it grow.
My congrats and thanks go to Jacob and the rest of the development team. You’ve enabled me to do a lot of cool stuff on the web I would otherwise never have the skillset to accomplish.
From what I can tell, leadership at the Journal-World has been very fair and open with their control of the framework. I can’t recall an instance where use of the technology or name has squashed. But it’s good to know that this will no longer be vulnerable to changes in leadership at the newspaper, and is completely in the hands of the people who care most about its long-term success.