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Date: 2001-10-24 (13:19)
From: Markus Mottl <markus@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Whither the Caml Consortium?

On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Daniel de Rauglaudre wrote:
> A reason to help the Consortium to work is to think of what would
> happen if we stop OCaml, here, at INRIA, intentionnaly or not. Not
> only a question of loving OCaml.

If I were the only one (or one of three) to join the Consortium, paying
a not insignificant fee, and if INRIA decided to shut down OCaml shortly
after due to lack of financial support, I'd have lost both my money and
support for OCaml.  Sometimes I hate game theory... ;)

But a realistic scenario would probably be:

  Xavier and Daniel (to INRIA):

    We know you have shut down project Cristal, but we'd like to continue
    work on OCaml and CamlP4. What do you think?

  INRIA:   Hm, is five Euro per hour ok?

  Daniel:  That's just fine!

  Xavier:  Same for me!

  Xavier (whispering to Daniel):

    Phew, we are lucky! They could have asked for twice as much!

I hope I haven't inspired the management of INRIA to seek very alternative
forms of financing its business ;)


Markus Mottl                                   
Austrian Research Institute
for Artificial Intelligence        
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