> From: Thorsten Jolitz
> > It's a Lisp machine.  It probably shouldn't be born crippled (with
> > closed design). :)
> I'm sure its technical design is not crippled at all.

I am new to your mailing list and as such I'd like to listen more than I speak. 
 But please don't speak for me. :)  It should be clear that my implication was 
that *any* closed-source design is limited.  I'll say it differently to be 
clear: open designs always have an advantage in the 'survival of the fittest' 

A chip that can 'have a descendent' any time anybody wants to make one will be 
more 'successful' in the chip ecosystem than a chip that is owned by some 
individual or company.

Again, it's a Lisp Machine...  Its future is something that should be 

> > It still needs additional development, right Geo and Alex?  Many hands
> > make light work.
> With 'many hands' involved we would not have most amazing PicoLisp but
> rather a kind of 'small common lisp', thats for sure ...

PicoLisp is already released under an MIT-Expat license.  I was referring to 
the Verilog source of PilMCU.

> > Have you seen https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8340283 ?  Folks
> > are looking for the source already.
> Of course they are, but what will folks give in return?

If you sell a FPGA configured to be an open source Lisp CPU, I'll buy a few

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