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I want Quake, John and Linus here!
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- Subject: I want Quake, John and Linus here!
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Porttikivi Anssi NRC/Hki)
In January John "Doom & Quake programmer" Carmack discussed Plan 9 with Rob Pike and I remember John liking the system very much. (See <http://xp9.dejanews.com/getdoc.xp ?recnum=1475454&server=dnserver.db96q1&CONTEXT=849022786.985&hitnum=0>. I can't find more informative articles but I remember he liked Plan 9.) Ultimate Inferno marketing, a global deployment project: Let us have Quake on Inferno! That would be a nice project to define a high level object interface for high performance 3D modelling. Lucent could go knocking at the Id door. Think about the possibilities Inferno offers for network play! Actually: convince Id (do I hear the word "money") to build next Quake on Inferno and make it THE ONLY VERSION. Id would not have to support but one version which will then run everywhere, including the host of soon-here Internet gadgets, with clever distribution of the functionality. Inferno VMs could be bundled with the game. I think it would make business sense for Lucent to give Carmack anything he wants (a hint: he likes Ferraris) and a complete freedom to do whatever he wants as long as it runs in Inferno. Another person you migh consider recruiting for Inferno development is Linus Thorvalds. I know his girlfriend, I might just ask if he is intrerested...? How many Ferraris do I promise to him ;-) ?