[Twisted-Python] Twisted O'Reilly Book

Sergio Trejo serj_trejo at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 2 13:49:52 EDT 2004

>From: James Y Knight <foom at fuhm.net>
>Reply-To: Twisted general discussion <twisted-python at twistedmatrix.com>
>To: Twisted general discussion <twisted-python at twistedmatrix.com>
>Subject: Re: [Twisted-Python] Twisted O'Reilly Book
>Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 11:08:24 -0400
>On Aug 2, 2004, at 5:02 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 09:38:51PM -0700, Jasper Phillips wrote:
>>>It's true that there are alot of crappy technical books and many authors
>>>make hardly anything.  However Twisted seems to me like it would buck 
>>>trend -- I know I'd be interested in such a book if it were done well.
>>If chief developers don't have time to work on Twisted, could a donation 
>>help? (Nevermind the book, just for development). I see there's no PayPal
>>donate button on the main page nor in the documentation.
>>I understand Bittorrent only started attracting donations when that button 
>>enough eyeballage.
>>Just a thought,
>I doubt that would help much. Most twisted developers are employed [many by 
>divmod. bad divmod, stealing all the twisted developers! ;)], and thus, 
>spend most of the time writing code for their employer rather than twisted. 
>Of course, both overlap sometimes, which is always good. A donations button 
>seems like it would only make sense if people contributed a large enough 
>amount of money to coerce someone who is employed to cease being, and work 
>on twisted more, instead. That seems unlikely. Perhaps others feel 
>differently about it, though.

Well, perhaps Divmod and OSAF and other commercial entities could together 
start a Twisted Foundation? Let us not forget that the core element that we 
all want to share in is Twisted. As an example, Divmod might be a separate 
company with separate employees (and perhaps Divmod makes its money from 
consulting -- I don't know, I'm just guessing), but then there's also Mitch 
Kapor's group (OSAF) using Twisted Chandler. And there are others who want 
to share Twisted, so it is in everybody's best interest to keep improving 


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