[seqfan] Re: Congratulations for creating OEIS Foundation
N. J. A. Sloane
njas at research.att.com
Fri Nov 20 13:12:19 CET 2009
Dear Pacha, Thanks for this message!
> I was delighted to read about the OEIS Foundation. I am certain such a foundation will guarantee the existence of this database for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years in the future - like Euclid's Elements.
> 1) How do I register so I can continue to send new sequences and comments?
To register, go to the wiki, http://oeis.org/wiki and
you will see a link for registering
Note that new sequences and comments should still be sent in in
the old way - the Wiki is not yet set up for that.
> 2) I would like to suggest that at the end of a calendar year in December, users and others may be given an option to purchase a CD or DVD of all the sequences up to that point. Is this being contemplated? This is just like with many journals, for example, Journal of Chemical Education.
A DVD of all the sequences - that's not a bad idea!
Will have to think about that.
> 3) What about the Journal of Integer Sequences. Is it also part of the new Foundation?
No, the J.I.S. is independent of the OEIS Foundation
> 4) Is there a plan to publish the history of each sequence as corrections, comments etc are added and updated. I think this may be of help to future contributors and others (historians?) who are interested in understanding how each OEIS has evolved over a period of time.
Yes, the pages in the Wiki all have a History tab
- enter A000108, for example, in the search bar on the left, and you will see it.
> 5) I would like to make a donation to the OEIS Foundation but my past experience with PayPal is not good. I prefer to send a check, made out to the Foundation. Is that OK?
Yes, to make a direct contribution,
send a check or money order made out to The OEIS Foundation Inc. to
Mr. Antonie D. Noe,
Treasurer, The OEIS Foundation Inc.,
14025 N.W. Harvest Lane,
Portland, OR 97229,
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