> 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' game. 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 considered. > > 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