[Twisted-Python] Twisted O'Reilly Book
mary-twisted at puzzling.org
Mon Aug 2 22:59:28 MDT 2004
On Tue, Aug 03, 2004, James Y Knight wrote:
> Why can't that happen without a Twisted Foundation? Anyone can sign up
> to these here mailing lists, download the source code, improve it, and
> contribute their improvements back. Or make a Really Awesome
> Application(tm) using Twisted, and announce its awesomeness here.
Or alternatively, what are the barriers to contributing to Twisted that
you think a foundation would help people overcome? If you have a list of
problems, then suggested solutions can be evaluated properly.
A few things have come up:
1. many Twisted developers are employed full-time, not all on Twisted or
Twisted-related projects (and some of them are happy with this of
course) or have lots of projects and not enough hours
2. developers of large monolithic projects like a "Twisted book" may
need/want money to develop the project
Now as far as I can see, there's not a lot a foundation could do about
(1) or (2) until it had quite a lot of funding (and recall that
"someone" must get it to that stage). It may be that there are other
more informal solutions to these and other issues.
 The existance of "someone" is a common myth in volunteer projects.
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