I was just going to check something in FGA and I didn't have access to my pdf-copy, so I did what I normally do when in such a circumstance: surf to the Grothendieck circle's webpage.

And what did I find there? All mathematical texts written by Grothendieck himself was removed "per his request".

Does anyone know what this is about and/or what's going on here?


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Grothendieck seems to have requested that all his materials be taken town. As pointed out in comments, this has been discussed fairly thoroughly on the blogs and, in fact, on meta.

  • $\begingroup$ Obviously, I should have paid more attention to what's going on in the world: I've totally missed this debacle. Thanks all for directing me to the relevant threads, blogs and discussions. $\endgroup$ Apr 11, 2010 at 15:11

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