switching to numpy and failing, a user story

Scott David Daniels scott.daniels at acm.org
Fri Oct 6 20:37:02 CEST 2006

Istvan Albert wrote:
> sturlamolden wrote:
>> Those involved in the development of NumPy must receive some
>> compensation. Financial support to NumPy also ensure that the
>> developmentcan continue. I for one does not want to see NumPy as
> Then charge for NumPy ... or write a book *besides* .... 
> Charging for docs is just shooting yourself in the foot.

You overlook the fact that this pricing model means that a developer
can produce some software, and freely deliver that software (with all
needed libraries) to a customer at a price that needn't be so high as
to make each of the programmer's customers pay as if they are using
the full library.

--Scott David Daniels
scott.daniels at acm.org

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