Digest #30 2018-03-02


[53] 2018-02-28 05:03:11 Budsy wrote:

testcase - Successful test cases would be good

t{ 05 invert -> -06 }T t{ -06 invert -> 05 }T


[r107] 2018-02-27 07:56:28 BerndPaysan replies:

referenceImplementation - Standard 2012 as slightly reduced version - but as Part of the Forth Bookshelf

The 200x Standard document is based on the ANS Standard, where the copyright is held by ANSI. There is a limited permission of use for future draft standards, which we use, but in our opinion it doesn't permit publication for money.

We therefore decided last meeting that we will not publish printed or other non-free (in terms of cost) versions. That means we will not grant you a permission, not because we don't want, but because we believe we don't have the rights to do so.

The permission is not so bad that it prevents another standard, but it prevents the for-charge publication. I have no sympathy to that concept, ANSI is a not-for-profit organization, and therefore should not hold intellectual property on the standards which are written by volunteers, who pay for their expenses, anyhow. But it is as it is, and I can't change that.