project list

Mike McDonald
Fri, 02 May 1997 18:32:15 -0700

>Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 19:09:07 -0500 (CDT)
>Subject: project list
>From: Tim Pierce <>
>Here is a possible breakdown of the LispOS group into working
>groups.  Comments welcome, but I would like to see these projects
>start to crystallize quickly.
>	* Ground-up kernel design.

>	* A hacked Unix kernel (Linux, FreeBSD, or what have
>	  you).

>	* Lisp environment on top of a complete Unix system.

  As I have said before, I think we should take a two pronged approach
by doing 1 and 3 in parallel. Number 2 seems like it has so much
overlap between itsself and the other two. Maybe after 1 has generated
some result, someone might want to "enhance" Linux with those ideas so
that 3 can run on a generic Linux kernel for all of those who wish to
retain the capability of running Unix apps. So for now, I say punt #2.

>Can we have volunteers for project coordinators?  I will volunteer
>for the first if no one else does -- someone with more system
>hacking experience should probably take the lead, but it is
>important for someone to step in.

  The really important question is who is going to write the Lisp
version of Quicken, the only useful piece of commercial software in
the world! :-)

  Mike McDonald