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    22= A Brief History of OpenMCL = 
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    4 '''OpenMCL''' is an open source Common Lisp implementation, licensed under a Lisp-specific variant of the LGPL, and derived from Digitool's MCL product. Versions are available for LinuxPPC, Linux 64-bit x86, and for Darwin (PPC and x86-64 bit), the BSD/Mach layer on which MacOSX is based. 
     4'''OpenMCL''' is an open source Common Lisp implementation, licensed under a Lisp-specific variant of the LGPL, and derived from Digitool's MCL product. Versions are available for LinuxPPC, Linux 64-bit x86, and for Darwin (PPC and x86-64 bit), the BSD/Mach layer on which Mac OS X is based. 
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    6 It's history is an interesting path from commercial, to important government research, and finally to an open source project.  It encompasses the highs of technical achievement, the lows of internecine battles over implementation language, and finally the charitable release of the software as open source. 
     6Its history is an interesting path from commercial, to important government research, and finally to an open source project.  It encompasses the highs of technical achievement, the lows of internecine battles over implementation language, and finally the charitable release of the software as open source. 
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    88== Origin == 
     
    2424== Sandia National Laboratories == 
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    26 In 2001, the [http://www.aisl.sandia.gov/ Advanced Information Systems Laboratory] at [http://www.sandia.gov/ Sandia National Labs], having heard of the JPL port, expressed interest in using it in their research. Gary Byers was able to persuade Digitool to open-source the work that had been done at JPL, and a small consulting company formed by original MCL developers created an open-source project called [http://openmcl.clozure.com/ OpenMCL] to support the work.[[FootNote(See Gary Byer's [http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/moore/acl2/seminar/openmcl-overview.pdf presentation] for details on '''OpenMCL''''s history)]] 
     26In 2001, the [http://www.aisl.sandia.gov/ Advanced Information Systems Laboratory] at [http://www.sandia.gov/ Sandia National Labs], having heard of the JPL port, expressed interest in using it in their research. Gary Byers was able to persuade Digitool to open-source the work that had been done at JPL, and a small consulting company formed by original MCL developers created an open-source project called [http://openmcl.clozure.com/ OpenMCL] to support the work.[[FootNote(See Gary Byers's [http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/moore/acl2/seminar/openmcl-overview.pdf presentation] for details on '''OpenMCL''''s history)]] 
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    2828== New Architectures ==