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[Axiomdeveloper] Re: Literate documentation
From: 
Gabriel Dos Reis 
Subject: 
[Axiomdeveloper] Re: Literate documentation 
Date: 
Mon, 14 May 2007 20:22:24 0500 (CDT) 
On Mon, 14 May 2007, address@hidden wrote:
 Gaby,

 http://www.ggcc.info appears to be a consortium of companies,
 not an open source project in the "axiom" sense.
Global GCC is a project *within* the ITEA 2 framework (which I pointed to in
an earlier message).
>From the web site above, you can read:
The GGCC project will last 30 months and is partly funded (around 30%40%)
by French, Spanish and Swedish public authorities.
I think 30% is not negligible, when compared to zero :)
 Sage appears to be a research project at the University of Washington,
 again not an open source project in the "axiom" sense.
http://modular.math.washington.edu/sage/
SAGE: Free Open Source Mathematics Software
http://modular.math.washington.edu/sage/ack.html
Financial and Infrastructure Support:
* University of Washington, Department of Mathematics (startup money)
* University of Washington / NSF, five undergraduates have been funded via
the NSF VIGRE grant.
* University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science, for providing the
SAGE lab (Sieg Hall 312).
* University of Washington, Yi Qiang received a Mary Gates Scholarship.
* The National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0555776.
* MSRI  two major workshops
* IPAM  hosted and funded SAGE Days 3
 Both of these projects have a grantmanaging offices.
But it remains a fact that NSF (and funding federal agencies) does support
open source (research) projects. Now, it may be that Axiom, in particular,
has problems getting funds; that is a whole different story that tracing that
federal agencies refusing to put money in mathematical computational open
source projects because there are commercial companies.
[...]
 The point of my post is that open source projects like Axiom,
 Rosetta, or Doyen cannot be funded under today's machinery as
 standalone projects. At least that's the statement of NSF and
 NIST program managers.
I'm not questioning what NSF and NIST program managers said.
I'm just pointing out at some facts and trying to match those with your
statements/conclusions.
 Gaby
 RE: [Axiomdeveloper] Literate documentation, (continued)