> From: Alexander Burger > [...] And I can assure you that PicoLisp will never be a closed > system. > > My personal opintion has always been that developments should be shared, > and that the term "intellectual property" per se is unethical.
Well said. If/when other implementations try to compete with you, this statement will give you a competitive advantage. > [...] But I also need to survive economically, > and it is really tough for a freelancer to do so. I understand. I thought you could release the design (even PCB layouts if you end up going that direction) and still sell the hardware. Most people never manufacture their own hardware--that includes me. But I'm a happier customer when I know that the product I'm purchasing has longevity--well known designs live longer. I still have my c64 programmer's manual complete with circuit diagrams, which will come in handy if I want to figure out how to connect it to a modern display device! Secret designs become black boxes once the parent company loses interest--no new display adapters (for example) and no hope of making your own. It sounds like you know this well already. :) > [...] 95 percent of the sources of the > PilMCU are standard 64-bit PicoLisp. I think I get it. Emu is another arch, like ppc64 or x86-64. Nice. :) I think that this product will have the longevity I seek. Carry on! Cheers, --Dave