ONLamp.com: Guido van Rossum Speaks
Aug 19, 2003, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Holden)
"Guido van Rossum is the well-known creator of the Python
programming language. During his address at OSCON 2003's States of
the Unions event, he announced that he'd soon be leaving PythonLabs
to work for a California startup. Guido graciously agreed to an
interview with Steve Holden on the move, recent developments, and
Python in general.
"O'Reilly Network: Can you explain why you're
leaving PythonLabs and where you're going?
"Guido van Rossum: Moving to California has
always been on my list of things to try eventually. When Dan Farmer
approached me in February to join his new software company, where
he anticipated there would be lots of need for language design
skills, my initial thoughts were that such a move would be too
disruptive to my family..."