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[Axiom-developer] Funding

From: Martin Rubey
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Funding
Date: 15 May 2007 08:59:09 +0200
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Dear all,

I think you are all right, but you are all missing the others message -- and I
like to do that too :-)

* The world does not only consist of the US, i.e., there is not only the NSF.

* The Austrian fund FWF, and I believe the same holds for the NSF and EU funds,
  does not support "implementation of known things", not even if they are
  implemented more intelligently or something.

* all funds support "research".

So, you have to ask for money for doing research, i.e., creating something new.
Of course, that's not easy, especially if you are not as well known as William
Stein.  In any case, I'd be surprised if William got money for implementing
things in SAGE, at least not initially. (Now he's famous, so he might get money
for anything.)  I'd rather believe that he got money for exploring some
mathematical structures.

In any case, documentation will not get funded.  Research including
documentation will.

Research could be: implement Joris van der Hoevens zero-test for differentially
algebraic functions and some others, benchmark and conclude that Joris was


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