[Twisted-Python] Twisted O'Reilly Book

James Y Knight foom at fuhm.net
Mon Aug 2 09:08:24 MDT 2004

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 
>> that
>> 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 fund
> 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 got
> 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.


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