Producing the instruction implementations -Reply -Reply

Ray Whitmer
Mon, 12 May 1997 12:42:30 -0600

** High Priority **

>>> Marcus G. Daniels <> 05/12/97 >It
seems to me a sourceware JVM code generator library and a
>Scheme interpreter falls under the category of `strategic decision for

Perhaps too much has been edited out here.  I do not understand at all the
point here.

>Note that it is Cygnus Solutions, not Cygnus Support.

Copying from the company profile:

The company was founded in 1989 to provide commercial support for
open Internet technologies. Cygnus pioneered the "free software" model
-- a business model which has allowed us to drive rapid evolution and
adoption of the GNU standard and enjoy profitable growth at the same
time. Under the free software model, we make source code available and
freely redistributable through our relationship with the Free Software
Foundation. We earn our revenues by providing commercial support
services directly to the world's leading technology companies, as well as
through directed R&D contracts. 

Sounds like mostly "Cygnus Support" to me, aside possible occasional
from custom work.  No disrespect intended towards that very worthwhile
market.  But it is a little different from typical commercial software
development company which seems to be an important place where the
acceptance/deployment of such a Decaf standard needs to come.  I am
not aware of any GNU standard which has the broad-based support of,
for example, the Java VM.

Ray Whitmer