Subject: Re: Short "update"
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lars Brinkhoff <email@example.com>
Date: 06/15/2002 16:52:36
"Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hmm. Perhaps we should be collaborating with XKL on this work if
> they're willing to make a Toad available for it? Or would they
> consider the entire effort to be sacrilege?
I don't think they'd be very interested in supporting our effort. I
had an exchange about another possible port with Ralph Gorin at XKL:
[Richard Stallman] also expressed some interest in the possibility
of running ITS on a TOAD-1.
I haven't seen Richard Stallman in years, but of course I remember
him from MIT. I'll mention ITS to Len, but I doubt that we'd have
much interest in sponsoring that project. It would be a neat hack,
but I can see it consuming too much of me: as good as the
architecture manual might be, there are corners where an operating
system might venture that are poorly lit.
I spoke with Len this afternoon. His reactions to your message.
ITS on a TOAD: neat hack. We're not going to do it. If an ITS
fanatic wants to try, we'll listen to his or her story.
(Len is the owner of XKL. Great guy.)