[gclist] Ravenbrook acquires Memory Management Reference and MPS

Nick.Barnes@pobox.com Nick.Barnes@pobox.com
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 16:34:52 +0100

I am pleased to announce that Ravenbrook Limited has acquired all
rights to the Memory Pool System and the Memory Management Reference
from Global Graphics Software Limited.

The Memory Management Reference is a resource for engineers and
researchers interested in memory management and garbage collection.
Among other resources it includes an FAQ, a large glossary, articles,
and a bibliography.  It is now located at

The Memory Pool System (MPS) is a very versatile and robust memory
management toolkit.  It is suitable for use in language runtimes,
virtual machines, and applications.  It implements conservative and
exact garbage collection as well as manual memory management.  It is
designed from the ground up to be portable to almost any platform and
adaptable to almost any client requirement.  For more information,
please see <http://www.ravenbrook.com/services/mm/>.

Ravenbrook <http://www.ravenbrook.com/> is a software engineering
consultancy founded in 1997 by Richard Brooksby and Nicholas Barnes,
previously members of the memory management group at Harlequin.
Richard Brooksby is the original architect of the MPS.

Global Graphics <http://www.globalgraphics.com/> is a world leader in
the design, manufacture and supply of high-performance pre-press
equipment and software to the graphic arts industry.  Global Graphics
acquired Harlequin in 1999, and recently Harlequin was renamed Global
Graphics Software Limited.

Nick Barnes
Ravenbrook Limited