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The Global Django

 by Ville Säävuori

One thing that annoys me in many US-based software projects is the narrow mindness of the developers who seem to forget that there is life outside of the US, too. Django has been a very international project from the day one, with admin interface translated to 43 languages and the contrib.localflafor full of great localized stuff like validators for Finnish social security number etc.

After Adrian's official announcement of the worldwide Django sprint (that will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, 2007) there has been a steady flow of volunteers adding their names on the wiki page. As I write this, over hundred volunteers from 26 countries have signed up for the event. It's just amazing.

I wish more open source projects would have as great community that Django has. And greetings to everyone who is attending the sprint next Friday — let's have fun! :)

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