The Stacks project started in 2005. The initial idea was for it to be a collaborative web-based project with the aim of writing an introductory text about algebraic stacks. Temporarily there was a mailing list and some discussion as to how to proceed. For example, there are issues with referencing such a document, how to distribute credit, who does what, and many more. Although we have definite ideas about most of these points we would like to take a more positive approach. Namely, to simply create something and solve problems and answer questions as they come up.
We do want to answer a few basic questions that the casual visitor may have about this project:
We have a page acknowledging support.
This website is maintained and developed as a separate project. If you wish to start your own project, inspired by the Stacks project the combination of
stacks-website can serve as a starting point. If you have any questions about this, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.