[AstroPy] AstroPy Digest, Vol 58, Issue 16

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 15:04:17 EDT 2011

> Whether or not Enthought controls the development, they do drive a
> substantial amount of it -- such as the datetime dtype, the Cython
> refactoring, and the .NET wrapping. One should expect such de facto
> relationships to grow during the development of an astrophysical
> python library, and it's not such a bad thing.
Absolutely! In the end, a fair fraction of the development would come from institutions such as STScI, and this is clearly something that would have to be acknowledged alongside the contributions from individual developers, as for Enthought/Scipy.

> -Matt
> > 
> > The name astropy has a good ring to it, is in line with numpy and scipy, and would make it clear this does not endorse specifically one of the existing packages. I've reserved the astropy organization on GitHub in case we decide to go down that road.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Tom
> > 
> > 
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