Hi Petr Many thanks for your participation and outside view. Such comments are very valuable to us, as those topics are hard to see from the inside.
I believe those feelings are triggered by mainly two source factors: A) presentation of picolisp information B) the (rather unusual) state of the picolisp project A) First and foremost, we as community need to streamline our presence more, probably mainly by making things more clear on picolisp.com. We should also more prominently point to the IRC channel, that is where we meet daily. Online repositories like https://github.com/taij33n/picolisp and https://bitbucket.org/mmamkin/picolisp are not mere personal forks, but up to date clones of the official release at http://software-lab.de/picoLisp.tgz Both taij33n and mmamkin are core members of the picolisp community. Petr, would it help if we would link and describe those repositories prominently on picolisp.com ? Or do you think people don't go first to our website, but find it directly on github/bitbucket and are turned of when they see "0 contributors" there? Maybe putting a prominent note into the readme at github/bitbucket could improve this a bit... For years, PicoLisp used to be hosted in such a online community, actually at Google Code. There are two main reasons why PicoLisp development is not anymore managed over such a service: 1) Google Code closed down. Yes, its unlikely that this will happen soon with Github, but such offerings from big commercial companies are always up to the moods and motivations of the company, which can change suddenly