Interesting article on UCSD Pascal team annual reunion

From: John Foust <>
Date: Thu Sep 16 19:20:02 2004

At 02:41 PM 9/16/2004, you wrote:
>John Foust wrote:
>"Some in the UCSD crowd remain convinced that their software was technologically superior to Bill Gates's MS-DOS, and still mourn that outcome."
>so, please put it open source ...

Eight years ago or so, I'd inquired at the UCSD licensing office.
Just dealing with a junk yard dealer, the very act of asking
about an item raises its value from zero. At the time, a UK
company (Cabot Software still held
an active license from UCSD. They were pushing the p-System
opcode engine as their solution for set-top boxes.

By 2001, Cabot had given up on supporting or promoting technology
based on their their old p-code-based system. I haven't asked
at UCSD since... but if I do, I suspect they will get dollar
signs in their eyes, as per above.

- John
Received on Thu Sep 16 2004 - 19:20:02 BST

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