[SciPy-user] [python(x,y)] Call for donations

Sebastian Haase haase@msg.ucsf....
Wed Jul 16 06:47:56 CDT 2008


On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 7:53 PM, Pierre Raybaut <contact@pythonxy.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> As you may already know, Python(x,y) is a free Python / Qt / Eclipse
> distribution for scientific computing, numerical simulations, data
> analysis and visualization, ...
>
> The basic idea of Python(x,y) was to freely share with other people a
> ready-to-use Python distribution being a viable alternative to MATLAB
> or IDL, i.e. providing documentation, development environment and
> interactive consoles in an integrated way with each other. Almost
> everything was already available to make it, one had only to gather
> all these tools, documents, libraries, and put them together in one
> self-sufficient software (and scripting the installation process to
> configure automatically all these softwares).
>
> At first, I did this for me (in my free time) because it was a good
> way to install Python from scratch.
> Then I quickly decided to distribute it freely - and this takes a lot
> of time, but I was very glad that other people could benefit from my
> work.
> However, distributing freely Python(x,y) paradoxically takes money too
> (which is mine by the way because this is a private initiative). Not
> much though. But still, hosting 500Mb of data with a traffic limit of
> 24Gb per month is not free.
>
> Now Python(x,y) is a victim of its own success (traffic is increasing
> each month : 37Gb last month, which is over the limit but my web
> hosting provider has a flexible quota policy) and the new release
> (2.0.0) allow to distribute easily Python(x,y) individual packages
> (even on computers with only Python 2.5 installed and for users who
> don't want to install the distribution but only some packages) but
> 500Mb are not enough...
>
> I could pay for it because it's really not much (it's clearly not a
> question of money but more likely a question of principle), but I've
> already paid for the current website and spend a lot of time on this,
> so I thought that I could share my debts as well as my work :)
>
> So, feel free to donate on the Python(x,y) website.
> Thanks !
> Pierre

Did you look into free hosting solutions - like google code !?

- Sebastian Haase


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