Where's everyone gone?

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel@lsi.usp.br
Fri, 05 Mar 1999 11:42:10 -0300

Francois-Rene Rideau wrote:
> Are there any news from those who proposed
> to take over project administration (Beholder),
> to revamp the review project (ultima)
> to the Tunes web page layout (binEng),
> to publish a GPL nokernel framework (core),
> or any other actions?
> I'm not complaining. Just asking.

I promised to contribute some CGI scripts so the review project
could have a dynamic OS table where people could contribute
directly (the same scripts could probably be used to make the
members list more interesting as well). It is pretty simple -
some four hours of work (would be less if I knew Perl better).
But I haven't had a chance to do this yet as my Merlin project
is going through a major reorganization.

There will be two separate projects, now:

  - a free OS based on the Self language running on PCs and other
  - commercial computers (not PCs) using this OS

I hope the second project can invest enough in the first one to make
it comparable in quality to commercial OSes (like BeOS and QNX) and
not yucky like Linux, Oberon and other free projects while keeping
all the advantages of the latter.

-- Jecel