[plt-scheme] Re: Change the World

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 22 17:59:48 EST 2005

For the record, even though I am a card-carrying member of the club, I 
got the name wrong:

PLT Scheme, Inc.

We have elected Matthew to benevolent dictator for life, Shriram is the 
treasurer without money and Robby is secretary who talks to a lawyer 
once in a blue moon or less. I have no assigned task so I sit in the 
audience when they present their yearly no-profit report and clap.

-- Matthias

On Mar 22, 2005, at 5:45 PM, Geoffrey Knauth wrote:

>  For list-related administrative tasks:
>  http://list.cs.brown.edu/mailman/listinfo/plt-scheme
> On Mar 22, 2005, at 17:21, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> Technically drscheme and friends belong to PLT, Inc. -- Matthias
> That's good.  I understand perfectly that the best product service 
> available anywhere is from the people on this mailing list.  A 
> government person would tell me he doesn't do mailing lists.  He wants 
> contact info for a company so he can tell someone to call that 
> company, get the latest CD (or download S/W and burn a CD), run the 
> installer, put the CD on a bookshelf, mark its part number down on a 
> manifest, run a test, and leave before rush hour.  Actually, for 
> serious stuff, the S/W would have to be on a list of things that some 
> official body had looked at with a microscope and approved.
> Since I'm going to FSF meetings this weekend, and asked for government 
> input that would make free software more acceptable, I was handed 
> these requests:  supportability; security ("working to follow and 
> comply with FIPS 140 would go a long way in making it more acceptable 
> in government"); software that is proven "tried and true and in no way 
> experimental;" documentation, installation guides, administration 
> guides, help guides.  [PLT has no problem with most of this.]
> The same person who started with "As you know, I am not an open source 
> advocate," ended hopefully, "I would like to learn more about open 
> source."
> Geoffrey
> --
> Geoffrey S. Knauth | http://knauth.org/gsk

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