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ITA Software will release code

ITA Software, Inc, will start distributing code the the Free Software world. They created a project in common-lisp.net site to start adding projects during 2009.

ITA is known in lisp world for being a proud user of lisp in software development world, and contributing to existing lisp projects (from SBCL to slime). They’re also vocal about lisp use in today’s most complex problems (low fare search engine is one of their business) so they’re widely respected.

They will be publishing generally purpose libraries and utilities. No Airline Industry code will be published.

Additional information will be found in the devel and announce mailing lists.

Update: ITA has changed the project name, more information in the following post.

9 Comments

  1. That’s pretty cool. How’d you notice it?

    I was going to write about it for Planet Lisp but their page specifically says “no need to spread the word.” But I’m excited.

  2. rogersm

    January 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I’m subscribed to common-lisp.net RSS feed for new projects.

    You’re right about the no need to spread the word. I probably was too quick to type.

    Anyway, they have already created this common-lisp.net project and two mailing lists so I don’ expect it to be a secret project.

  3. I’m also subscribed to the new projects feed, but have grown numb from the constant stream of projects that get started but have no home page or details yet…

  4. rogersm

    January 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I completely agree the noise is unbearable so I only check it from time to time. I guess I was lucky.

  5. Their project on CommonLisp.NET says 404: Not found.

  6. I have the same problem with the RSS feed. It would be great if common-lisp.net would require the users to give at least a small description of the project and put the description in the RSS feed.

    But anyway great news!

  7. rogersm

    January 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Victor,

    it seems someone deleted it. I hope it had nothing to do with publishing this post.

  8. rogersm

    January 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Rüdiger,

    I completely agree with that. The current feed is almost useless.

  9. Qrita was a rejected name. It’s Qitab you want.

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