Subject: Re: What I want from my Common Lisp vendor and the Common Lisp community
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2001 21:06:28 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Carl Shapiro -> Erann Gat
> If you are genuinely worried about the long term viability of a software
> supplier, what is keeping you from entering into a source code escrow
> agreement for the products your business depends on?

  Why, that would clearly make it impossible to continue to rant and rave
  about all the problems of using Common Lisp.

  He is not genuinely worried at all.  Like so many others who feel they
  have been mistreated and betrayed, they really, really want to destroy
  what they think mistreated and betrayed them.  Normal people get over
  such experiences and just move on to what they _really_ want.  Those who
  had what they really wanted thwarted by mistreatment or betrayal seem to
  have a problem finding something else to really want.  This is a personal
  tragedy and should not have any bearing on programming languages or their
  communities, but for Common Lisp, such things do seem to affect us.