Articles of Incorporation of the Python Software Foundation
State of Delaware
Certificate of Incorporation of Python Software Foundation
The undersigned, acting as incorporators of a corporation under the Delaware General Corporation Law, adopt the following certificate of incorporation for such corporation:
Article I Name
The name of the corporation is Python Software Foundation (the "Corporation").
Article II Initial Registered Agent and Office
The street address of the Corporation's initial registered office is 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, and the name of its initial registered agent at that address is The Corporation Trust Company.
Article III Purpose
The Corporation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes, including:
(a) aggregating intellectual property consisting of the computer language known as "Python," components of which are currently held by multiple parties;
(b) educating and training members of the general public in the application of Python;
(c) offering Python to members of the general public through the use of open source code licensing; and
(d) developing Python more extensively through scientific research conducted by the Corporation.
The Corporation shall have all powers now or hereafter granted by law, and in addition thereto shall have all powers lawfully necessary or required to carry out its purposes. All of the assets or earnings shall be used exclusively for the purposes hereinabove set out, including payment of expenses incidental thereto. No part of the net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any individual, and no part of its activities shall be for the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.
Article IV Capital Stock and Membership
The Corporation shall not have the authority to issue stock and the conditions of membership shall be stated in the bylaws.
Article V Principal Office and Mailing Address
The principal office and mailing address of the Corporation is 512 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 2, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401.
Article VI Incorporators
The names and address of the incorporators are:
Article VII Bylaws
The Board of Directors of the Corporation shall have the power to adopt, amend, or repeal the Bylaws of the Corporation.
Article VIII Dissolution
Upon a dissolution of the Corporation, the residual assets of the Corporation will be turned over to one or more organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding sections of any prior or future law, or to the federal, state, or local government for exclusive public purpose.
Dated this 16 day of February 2001.
Shawn O'Donnell, Incorporator