[Numpy-discussion] Travis and the NumPy Documentation
Wed Jan 2 00:22:03 CST 2008
I just read the blog post about Travis switching jobs Enthought. Was
that posted here? If so I'm surprised I missed it.
Anyway that sounds like great news for the NumPy/SciPy communities. I
hope it also is great news for you and your family, Travis.
I have to say that I took some amount of inspiration from seeing how
much you were able to do with the open source community while being a
tenure track prof, since I've thought about going to academia myself,
but would hate to give up involvement with open source projects.
Maybe I need to rethink the academia thing now, though.
My real question though -- I was wondering whether this move would
have any impact on the NumPy documentation? I purchased my copy, and
am glad to have been able to contribute to your efforts by doing so,
but I know not everyone feels the same. If I recall, part of the
incentive given for making the documentation for-fee was that your
day-job didn't compensate you for writing such documentation or other
NumPy efforts, so charging for documentation was one way to get back a
little something. But if I understand correctly, your current
employer is very enthusiastic about your work on NumPy. So how about
opening up the vault on the documentation a couple of years early? Or
is there some sort of contractual agreement with Tregol that prevents
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