travtrack is a tool to help a Traveller(tm) referee keep track of essential data for a game. Already implemented are galaxies, sectors, subsectors, systems, stars, planets, belt and moons. Yet to be implemented are trade routes, ships, characters, and all the rest. These will take some time, but should not be too complex. It currently uses the GURPS Traveller:First In rules for system generation, but a subproject is under way to add Classic Traveller generation and output. travlib is a collection of C routines that should make writing a Traveller application easier. A guile interface to the data representation functions is provided.
Lisp Blosxom is a port of the Perl Blosxom blogging engine to ANSI Common Lisp. Its goals are extensibility and speed. It's a filesystem-based blogging engine, which means that blog entries are just flat files on disk, although plugins can be written to extend or replace this behavior. The first line in the file is the title, while the remainder is the text of the body. Entry dates are taken directly from the filesystem's modification date for each entry. Furthermore, the structure of the blog is taken directly from the hierarchy of directories and files on disk.
A Few Fundamental Misunderstandings
This article has a few misunderstandings in it whose ramifications, I think, cast some doubt on the veracity of its conclusion.
While you can debate the veracity of the "Information wants to be free" manifesto (I think it should read "I want all information at no cost")...
That particular slogan means that information does not want to be enslaved, not that it wants to cost naught. It refers to the fact that information is inherently transmittable, and that attempts to hamper its spread are tantamount to shackling a man. The side effect of this fact is that folks can receive information for no cost.
Are there really any valid OSS choices? I don't think so.
You say this after stating that PostgreSQL is an exceptional database. Why is it not a valid free software alternative? Your reason seems to be simply `not enough folks use it.' So what? Let it be your competitive edge.
Software is a tool, not a religion.
Granted, so far as it goes. But usefulness as a tool is the reason for the religion. Proprietary software is simply not as useful in the long term as is free software. That's a fact of nature.
Incidentally, I would set my mother up with pine; she's much less likely to screw it up than Netscape Mail...
While most companies/individuals are too narrow-minded to mix OSS with MS products...
Why is it narrow-minded to mix free software with proprietary software? Perhaps one has come to the realisation that the disadvantages of free software are minor and those of proprietary software are major.
Incidentally, if mySQL is so primitive, why then can it so successfully run a site as popular and well-visited as Slashdot with issues?