June 29th, 2006


I got this email yesterday from Marco Baringer:


Consider this a letter of introduction, we'd like you to know what we're doing and why we're doing it. If you, or some of your clients, or someone in the business you know, thinks this can be useful then great, if not we'd be equally interested in knowing why.

We are pleased to announce a newly created lisp consulting and support endeavor: common-lisp.biz. common-lisp.biz consists of Marco Baringer (bese.it), Drew Crampsie (tech.coop) and our respective companies providing lisp assistance and development with a strong focus on web applications. Our goal is to help people get the most out of Common Lisp now that the user base is growing and it is finally returning to the mainstream.

We're going to do this in four ways:

  1. Consulting and Support - This is normal consulting company fare. Drew Crampsie and myself, in particular, are well known, able and experienced common lisp developers. We can also tap into a pool of developers we've worked with who know common lisp and all the standard libraries. We can work on new projects or jump into the development cycle at any point to extend or improve existing products.

  2. Box-sets - There exists a great quantity of high-quality Common Lisp code available under Open Source licenses. However tapping into this code is often difficult and time consuming. Our box-sets provide a stable foundation over this large, and growing, foundation of code. We collect many different libraries, provide a single download for installing and offer a constant, tested and documented upgrade path. In light of this we also provide bug fixes and upgrades to the code when the original author is unable or unwilling to fix the code.

  3. Hosting and Deployment Support - Thanks to The Tech Co-op's experience and expertise common-lisp.biz is able to provide end-to-end application deployment support, including mirrored databases, backups, 24/7 run-time support, etc., all specifically designed and tailored for lisp development.

  4. Training - We provide classes and training in common lisp, lisp development environments (Emacs+SLIME), various libraries, and web development.

please see http://common-lisp.biz for more details.