PLT Needs You!

PLT needs your help. From the mailing list:

Financial support for our implementation and infrastructure work is running out over the next year. I am hoping to raise money from the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a proposal to the infrastructure initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to help with the maintenance of projects that are useful in research and advanced development, but also teaching and education. The emphasis is on the former two; the latter two are acknowledged, and I don't think we need to worry about the latter.

So, if you have used DrScheme/MzScheme/MrEd/Web Server etc for research or advanced development and you don't want the project to die, could you please send a short one-page, signed letter of support to me c/o Eli Barzilay on some formal looking letter head please? The letter should state what you do, where you work, and that you have used PLT Scheme for research and advanced development. If you are so inclined, you can also add that it is critical and what you have done with it.

For addresses, see below. Thanks! -- Matthias

P.S. Electronic signatures are okay, too, indeed they are ideal.

Matthias Felleisen
c/o Eli Barzilay
Trustee Professor
College of Computer Science
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115

The deadline for letters of support is 1 July 2005.

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i can't help, since i'm not a researcher, nor advanced user. but i'm very greateful to the PLT group for their excellent implementation...

What rmalafaia said...

...I don't use PLT for work, and I'm not an academic. So where does that leave me? I'd happily write anyone who wanted feedback in order to justify PLT's continued evolution.

Be creative

I don't think the funding agency that wants these letters will be investigating them. It should be enough to say your 'project' depends upon PLT Scheme, and not mention that your project is rewriting the interpreters in EOPL in point-free style (or whatever).