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Our de-facto/official reference browsers are Mozilla/Opera. In practice, we test mostly with Firefox and IE. Note that a few elements of our space at this writing are b0rken in IE7 while some others said to be broken in IE now work in IE7.
Our current reference desktop is Squeak.
Our current base operating server platform is Fedora Core.
Lisp: XCMUCL - sbcl extended
ML: OCAML, F#
Prolog: SWI Prolog
Haskell: GHC, et. al.
Clients and Other Base Control Programs
We support all popular clients including Mac and Windows but specific support is supplied only in paid consults. Our general purpose areas of this site for example only display 100% in Mozilla. This is not the case for paid consults and in particular at this time IE is still a dominant browser. Some older parts of the domain served from IIS actually only display properly in IE due to font download and other issues.
We also generally support any clients operating system choice and can negotiate remuneration for ports thru the token economy mechanisms.
Prices for services vended here vary depending on the role of the user. There is a minimum pro-forma recurring fee required to maintain the authenticity of the users identity, but it is next to nothing. At the other end of the scale, we can manage a complete IT infrastructure for you from our servers at quite competitive rates.
Token Economy Participation
Token economy participation is the minimum level of use of this dominion as a fully authenticated user and the nominal fee of 1 € is applied to the users account for this service level. The application of the charge thru the banking system of the users home state is taken as authentication of her identity with 30 day expiry. For this reason, even if discounts are applied the charges are always applied monthly. I may implicitly but transparently (since it will appear on thier COA) apply a portion of fees received from some clients for this purpose.
Peer developers refers to the authors of supporting software packages, often a fictional individual since much open source software is authored by a group of collaborating individuals. For economy, these collectives are addressed as a fictitious corporate entity (whom we may name in absence of an appropriate preexisting legal name) in the token economy. Each such individual or collective must authorize a single real person whose external accounts will receive funds from the token economy.
Every such authorized representative of a peer development entity is perforce an authorized Token Economy participant.
Peer organizations must be able to accept payment from incomes generated by the use of thier softwares in the micro-economy as described elsewhere in this domain. Dispersements of funds encumbered are made payable to the legal entity by which the peer is known, i.e. the name on it's business checking account which the disbursements are made .
Other Clients and Users
Third Party License Pass Thru
Most of our supporting softare is 'Free'. We pass thru the licensing, and what ever else is required by it to you by reference. Generally, if we are unable to protect our IP in the use of such software we appropriately restrict our use of it. In practice this means limiting our modifications and concentrating as much as possible of our use of a package as we find it. Generally, we only provide copies of such packages if there is no other distribution point available.
Avoidance of 'non-free' Software
We avoid 'proprietary' software, especially that which is not created by free developers. Exceptions are considerable, and at this point most of our career has been with software produced by traditional wage-labor, but that is changing. Some softwares such as Java are by virtue of thier zero price de-facto free software even though they are traditionally produced.