[info-mcl] CCL IDE Pledge Drive Update
alms at clozure.com
Mon Nov 17 13:44:58 CST 2008
Hi Mark --
good question. Not surprisingly, this has come up in the past. To
handle it, we've decided to begin selling supported copies of Clozure
CL, as follows:
Clozure CL + 1 support incident = $250
Clozure CL + 2 support incidents = $500
Clozure CL + 5 support incidents = $1,000
We're happy to generate an invoice for a supported copy of CCL for
anyone who wants one. Just let us know the number of support
incidents you want, or the amount you want to spend, and let us know
the organization, department, etc that we should be invoicing.
Once the purchase is complete, you can use the support incidents to
get direct support for your work, or you can direct us to use them for
improvements to the CCL IDE.
Would that work for you? More importantly, would it wok for your
On Nov 14, 2008, at 8:03 PM, Mark D Gross wrote:
> Some of us might be able to contribute if it was somehow a transaction
> with an invoice, receipt, etc.
> The accounting dept here won't go for "pledge" but surely there's a
> way ...
> Andrew Shalit wrote:
>> Hello MCL Users --
>> I'm happy to report that the Clozure CL Development Environment
>> Drive is going well.
>> We have received pledges totaling $19,150. That brings us over 90%
>> the way to our goal of $20,000.
>> [Imagine thermometer graphic here, with red bar reaching almost to
>> Please help us reach our goal, so we can get down to work building
>> best Common Lisp IDE anywhere. When we announced the Pledge Drive,
>> requested pledges of $500 or more. At this time, we'd like to open
>> up to contributions of any amount. Every little bit will help us
>> reach our goal of $20,000.
>> You can contribute directly through PayPal: just direct your
>> payment "payments at clozure.com
>> ". To make a pledge or payment another way, please contact me at alms at clozure.com
>> Please make your pledge today.
>> To recap:
>> Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support two months of development on
>> the CCL IDE, running on Mac OS X. This will allow us to greatly
>> improve the quality and reliability of the CCL IDE, and bring it into
>> the range of the MCL IDE. Specific work will include
>> 1. Improving and stabilizing the editor. (Think Fred.)
>> 2. Completing the other existing IDE tools (Processes, Apropos,
>> Inspect, Search Files).
>> 3. Adding additional features and tools to the editor and the IDE
>> (e.g. multiple-font support, syntax coloring).
>> 4. Simplifying the installation and build process to make CCL
>> available to more users, including Lisp newbies.
>> 5. Reorganizing the IDE source code to encourage future development
>> the CCL community.
>> Thanks to all the people who have pledged so far. If you have not
>> pledged, please consider making a contribution to support our work on
>> this free, open source software. We need your support to make this
>> Andrew Shalit
>> Clozure Associates
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