[Twisted-Python] Twisted O'Reilly Book

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at divmod.com
Mon Aug 2 19:17:11 MDT 2004

On Aug 2, 2004, at 1:49 PM, Sergio Trejo wrote:

> Well, perhaps Divmod and OSAF and other commercial entities could 
> together start a Twisted Foundation?

Divmod is a for-profit company.  OSAF is a charity already.  They're 
not both commercial entities.

Divmod is already contributing hugely to Twisted's development by 
keeping everyone who works on it employed in a related role.  Pretty 
much all the IMAP support in Twisted was written on-the-clock for 

> Let us not forget that the core element that we all want to share in 
> is Twisted.

I'm not sure who "we" are here, or what "core" means :)

> As an example, Divmod might be a separate company with separate 
> employees

Separate from whom?

> (and perhaps Divmod makes its money from consulting -- I don't know, 
> I'm just guessing),

This would be just about my worst nightmare :).  Divmod makes its money 
by providing a service directly to consumers, as described at 

> 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 Twisted.

We're already doing that now.  What would a Twisted foundation offer 
that's better than the current situation?  There is a significant cost 
to set up a foundation in the first place, remember.
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