Subject: Re: Where's your Lisp software, Janos Blazi?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 00:26:11 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* tfb@apocalypse.OCF.Berkeley.EDU (Thomas F. Burdick)
> For those of us interested in lowdown, systems-level stuff, it's
> important to have Free Software systems, because I'm not about to
> implement an entire CL system just to add multiprocessing to it (though I
> might like to for other reasons, if I had the time...)

  I think you should work with the vendors on this.  It is pretty amazing
  what you can do and get done if you are willing to _talk_ to people who
  own the rights to things.  By and large, just because someone does not
  give _everybody_ source access does not mean they give nobody source
  access and let them play with their system.  I find it disheartening to
  see that so many people confuse so many of the issues in source access,
  redistribution, educational values, etc.  There are tradeoffs here that
  are not necessarily optimal in only one of the available options.