[Twisted-Python] Twisted O'Reilly Book

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Mon Aug 2 11:23:03 MDT 2004

On Aug 2, 2004, at 11:08 AM, James Y Knight wrote:

> 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.

Well it could be used in the same way that other open source projects 
use their money.  Sponsoring hackathons, grants for specific 
development, etc.

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