Microsoft is boosting its support for the Python programming ecosystem

Microsoft’s sponsorship funds will be used to improve PyPI and the packaging ecosystem.

Microsoft is now a ‘Visionary Sponsor’ of the Python Software Foundation.

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Microsoft has said it is increasing its support for the

community while pledging to open source “as much of the work we do as possible” to push the programming language forward in emerging fields like data science.

Microsoft has pledged $150,000 in financial sponsorship to the Python Software Foundation (PSF), the non-profit organization that holds the rights to the increasingly popular language created by Guido Van Rossum in 1991.

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Microsoft said part of the funding would go towards improving the Python Package Index (PyPI) and…

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