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Get Involved

You have several ways to get involved in the Medley Interlisp Project:

  • Explore our working project list. In it you’ll find a variety of different activies, many which do not require indepth knowledge of programming in the Medley Interlisp environment.

  • Look at, comment on, and contribute to our project in Github.

  • Participate in weekly meetings.

  • Read meeting agendas and notes.

  • Join in the discussions through a variety of interfaces.

  • Send us a tax-deductible donation.

Refer to the sections below for details.

Medley Projects

Check out our Project List for ideas and find one that matches your interests. Or, if you have an idea that isn’t covered, make a proposal. Funding is available to help support a limited number of projects. Programming experience is not required for many projects.

Some examples are:

  • Documentation
    • Medley Interlisp contains a wealth of documentation. It needs cataloging and categorizing
    • The website needs editing and enhancements
  • Bibliography
    • Cleanup / Update / Enhance our Zotero bibliography
  • Website
    • Update and enhance the website
      • Improve presentation of material
      • Search Engine Optimization
  • Videos
    • Create videos documenting the history of Interlisp
      • We need videos showing how to run Interlisp
      • Document the architecutre of Medley
  • Demonstrations (these require some knowledge of Interlisp)
    • Create sample programs that demonstraing basic concepts

Contribute to our project in GitHub

Join the GitHub Interlisp organization.

Take a look at our lists of bugs, feature requests, and questions posted as GitHub issues in the Medley repository. Do check to see if your issue or question is answered there.

The Interlisp organization on GitHub contains repositories for

  • Medley: Lisp code, build scripts and GitHub automation
  • maiko: The C-coded virtual machine
  • documentation (including this web site)
  • other related project components.

Join our weekly meetings

We have weekly meetings on Zoom:
Monday, 1:30 pm ET / 10:30 am PT
Meetings are to report accomplishments, status, plans, and problems, and discuss directions. Meetings are recorded, but recordings are not public.

If you would like to join our weekly meetins, let us know.

Join in the discussions through email and Google Groups

There are two Google groups in use:

The archives are public. The LispCore group has access to meeting recordings, and usually gets more email (at least lately). Posts from non-members are moderated.

  • is a Google workspace; let us know if you want an “” email addresses and why you want it.

  • Libera.Chat has a #Interlisp IRC Channel. A place for informal chat. Connect by pointing your IRC client to (TLS) and /join #interlisp. Say hello. There are also channels for #lisp (any dialect) and #common-lisp.

  • Twitter handle: interlisp8.

  • Direct email: In addition to the email groups you can email us at