[bitc-dev] Where Has shap Been Hiding?
Jonathan S. Shapiro
shap at eros-os.com
Tue Apr 7 15:32:11 EDT 2009
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Lorens Kockum <bitc-dev at lists.lorens.org>wrote:
> Since I suppose you can't talk much about what you will be doing
It is too early to tell what the details will be. Midori, like any other
project, has things to do today that are important, but by the time I get
there the list will certainly have changed. You all know about my technical
background, and beyond that it doesn't seem appropriate to speculate.
I *can* confirm that I will not be personally responsible for watering the
lawn on the Microsoft Redmond campus (or at least, not initially). I can
also say that Microsoft did not hire Trevor (our Border Collie mix) for that
job. I have no comment about the rumors that Google is planning to hire
Trevor to water Microsoft's lawn, except to note that Brian Bershad's dog
isn't getting any younger.
There are two things that I feel I can say without breaking any confidences.
The first is that Midori seems like a serious effort, and it has some
incredibly talented people working on it. I wouldn't be joining otherwise.
The second is that Midori is an incubator effort. What impact the project
will ultimately have is something that will only become known the hard way:
build it and find out. A bit of web searching will get you a partial list of
the people involved, and they are pretty impressive folks. But there are a
great many things that go into a viable OS effort that are entirely
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