Our Manifesto (Please Read)

Mike McDonald mikemac@titian.engr.sgi.com
Tue, 06 May 1997 19:52:35 -0700

>Date: Wed, 07 May 1997 12:17:47 +1000
>From: "Chris Bitmead uid(x22068)" <Chris.Bitmead@alcatel.com.au>
>Subject: Re: Our Manifesto (Please Read)
>To: lispos@math.gatech.edu
>>Also there are some parts of this document which specifically need
>>fixing.  The first and most immediate is the name of our project.
>>I've seen "Silk" recommended, but I couldn't see any kind of
>>widespread agreement on the use of that name.  
>Let's have a vote on this. Personally I vote for "LispOS". It's
>clear and obvious what it means (which is important for something
>which is as yet still obscure).
>I also vote that we put a few other characters in the name to make it
>a bit clever and unique. (A bit like TeX has the strange
>capitalisation.) I therefore nomintate the name...
>(Lisp OS)
>With the parenthesis giving it a lispish flavour.

  Hmm, wouldn't (os 'lisp) be closer. Or better yet



  But on a more serious note, I use LispOS to refer to the kernel/OS
related portions. There's also the apps portion for which I have no
name. For the combination, I use PC LispM.

  Mike McDonald