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Fedora Common Lisp Special Interest Group (CL SIG)

If you're interested in joining as co-lead or regular contributor, please add yourself here:


Common Lisp (CL) is an ANSI-standardized dialect of the Lisp programming languages family, modeled after the Lisp-2 entitled approach of separated namespaces for function names and data variables. There are numerous implementations of CL, most of them being Free Software and available for GNU/Linux, some but not all for Fedora at the time of writing.

Mission Statement (WIP)

Who the new project would serve?
Common Lisp hackers that Fedora is currently lacking almost completely due to miserable support, opening the community for growth in an area that has almost been ignored so far.

Who will lead the project?
Why does everyone need a "leader"?

What the goals and scope of the new project would be?
CL hackers will benefit from well-defined, now-incomplete packaging processes for CL libraries and applications, more available and up-to-date CL implementations, faster rates of finishing new package process cycles and the powers of the best distro and the mightiest programming language known to mankind combined. Nowadays being rare, eventually more CL applications will pop up and flourish thanks to our forthcoming efforts.

When can the project be considered a success?
World Domination of Fedora and Common Lisp.

Where the project will lead and where it will fit into the Fedora Project?
`yum list cl-\*' will grow over time, users will switch over realizing what they've missed, GNU emacs will suddenly overthrow vi domination, our system-config-* Python tools will be replaced.. you get the idea.

Why does this warrant the creation of a new project within the Fedora Project?

How the project will benefit the Fedora Project and the Fedora Community?

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