> From: Alexander Burger
> [...] And I can assure you that PicoLisp will never be a closed
> 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!