If we're talking small potatoes, I'm sure there are a number of US entities (ALU, LispNYC) that would happily front their EIN for a cool kickstarter.
On 2014-9-22, 5:26 AM, andr...@itship.ch wrote: > Once more, congratulation! This is awesome! > I really believe this is/will be huge. > > 1. kickstarter > Afaik you need a US tax number to use kickstarter, so either a us citizen > oder better a us company is necessary. It's possible to do a setup by > creating a cheap delaware company, I know guys who did it, but its quite a > bit complex for non-us people. > So I would recommend using another platform, or even first trying to use > this mailling list or a custom website to set a crowd project up from > this. > Maybe you don't even need a crowdfunding project, if we find enough people > this way? > > 2. PilMCU applications > Beside the wearable/mobile/robotics applications (go for it!), I'm > personally interested in picolisp server hardware. Maybe producing > something similiar to Intel NUC > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next_Unit_of_Computing) ? > So extendable RAM plus storage plus network plug, and we would have a fine > little box for all kind of server applications. No OS overhead, no stack > security issues (heartbleed), just beautiful picolisp. > This would also allow to produce/sell custom solutions, e.g. put software > on cheap tiny hardware box, sell the device, similiar to kinko > (https://kinko.me/the-kinko-project/) > > 3. OpenSource legitimacy > About this one I'm not sure, its more a philosophical thing, maybe I got > it wrong: > > With traditional soft- and hardware, there is the problem, that even with > a copy of the source code of a certain application, we can't be sure that > the actual running instance of the application uses the same source code > and didn't get altered by a malware-injecting compiler. > > Let's say we have hardware which interprets picolisp directly, and does > nothing else (which one can proof about a certain piece of hardware). > And picolisp applicaiton is always readable clear text source code, so > isn't this actually an instance were we can "proof" WHAT the hardware and > software of this thing is doing, even when running? > > > >> Good morning everyone! >> >> Wow! thanks for all this nice feedback's, a nice way to greet a morning >> weekend :) >> >> Btw sorry if i cannot individually reply on each topic, but let me share >> my thoughts on this two topic that is recently on the table: >> 1. Kickstarter or Indigogo >> 2. Verilog source code availability >> >> >> 1. Actually this is what i suggested to Alex for we had a customer here >> before that we produced his product from kicksarter. But from what i >> understand, inorder to register our project we need a video to show the >> early progress of the project. Its either we can make a video showing the >> verilog simulator running OR emulator in C running? but i think it would >> be great to show an actual FPGA board running the pilMCU, this option >> would be more attractive right? so my primary goal as of now is to get an >> FPGA board from online and start synthesize the code for the actual FPGA >> hardware. Anyone with experience with FPGA is welcome to provide their >> inputs ;) >> >> 2. This i need to discuss with Alex first. But if you ask me, actually >> there were good points shared here, but i think its still too early too >> release the code for it is still at design stage and as much as possible, >> me and Alex would like to stabilize the core first and also to have a >> robust kit first. If anyone wants to try the machine, as of the moment the >> best way is to run the 'emu' version :) but don't worry, picolisp >> community will surely be the first to have an actual hands-on once the >> actual hardware is ready ;) >> >> Great weekend everyone, cheers!! >> >> BR, >> Geo >> >> >> >> >> >> On Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:46 AM, Thorsten Jolitz >> <tjol...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> >> >> Christophe Gragnic >> <christophegrag...@gmail.com> writes: >> >>> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM, Loyall, David >>> <david.loy...@nebraska.gov> wrote: >>>> If you sell a FPGA configured to be an open source Lisp CPU, I'll >>>> buy a few >>> >>> Someone on Hacker News: «where's the kickstarter page? I want a few of >>> those.» >>> I'd buy a few too. >> >> Thats the idea, I would say: buy the chips and support the project. Give >> them time to prepare a nice kickstarter project. Enjoy the opportunity >> to support a wonderful free software project to become not only a >> technical but an economic success too. >> >> You ask them to give away their most important 'capital' to the public >> before even starting the business. Not a good advice, really ... >> >> -- >> cheers, >> Thorsten >> >> -- >> UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Unsubscribe >> > > -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:email@example.com?subject=Unsubscribe