[Numpy-discussion] NumPy documentation

Bruce Southey bsouthey at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 09:05:03 CDT 2006


Hi,
Sorry that you received such an email. It is one thing to disagree
with your choice but it is inexcusable to dictate what you should do
with your code/documentation (not to mention the language).
Unfortunately, this appears to be the result of the typical confusion
of what 'free' refers to in open source software.

If this person thought that purchasing documentation is bad then I
wonder what they think of the PyMOL project: "If you use PyMOL at
work, then you are asked and expected to sponsor the project by
purchasing a PyMOL Subscription"  (http://www.pymol.org/funding.html)!

Really the 'book' issue is more an excuse than a real reason for
people not to use numpy. Personally I really think that you should get
the 1.0 release out that probably would change some minds. Based on
the list postings, the stability of numpy already exceeds a typical
1.0 release level.

Regards
Bruce




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