A Summary of Project so far

Jordan Henderson jordan@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM
Wed, 21 May 1997 20:50:15 -0500 (CDT)

> | From: Patrick Logan <patrickl@servio.gemstone.com>
> | 
> | Is there a good summary of the entire project so far? E.g. how many
> | people are interested in working on it, what are their areas of
> | interest, etc.?
> | 
> | Building a "LispOS" from top to bottom leaves a *lot* of room for
> | parallel development from the compiler/language people, to the
> | utilities and applications people, to the Lisp-level run-time people,
> | to the bit-head device people (if there are people that *want* to jump
> | right into an experiment running Lisp down to the metal.
> Here's a rather subjective summary of the project so far (perhaps
> others might want to expand on this as they see fit):
> The project is not quite 4 weeks old. We have gone through the primary
> general brainstorming period (over 2,000 messages in the first 3 weeks
> I believe) and are starting to actually do some research and apply some
> practical thought to how exactly we need to begin the actual work.
> There is a Duty Roster (actually a list of volunteers) which is being
> compiled by Ahmed Hammad <cosc19z5@bayou.uh.edu>. By my count we should
> have over 30 people that have volunteered for various parts, or for
> anything - Ahmed, would you post another "Call for Volunteers" with an
> updated list please?

The "Duty Roster" as well as a few Proposal papers are stored at: