Lisp Machine Emulators?

Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:02:27 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 20 Mar 1998, P. T. Withington wrote:
> Symbolics is currently in limbo, but it would be a great service to the 
> Lisp community if the assets were put into the public domain.  
> Unfortunately, the sources are the primary documentation of all the great 
> work that went on there; there is very little written documentation about 
> the evolution of the technology.

It would be nice if this could have happened before they went
bankrupt.  Would this be legal?  It might be interpreted as destruction
of assets that could otherwise be used to pay off creditors.

If it *is* legal, perhaps other companies could be persuaded to do this
in the future.  Hundreds of start-ups in Silly Valley fail every year,