The Past: ViSta
was originally conceived, designed, and implemented
by Forrest Young, who has worked on the project
since 1990. Over the years he has received help
from a lot of folks,
to whom he is deeply indebted.
For various reasons, including his health and sanity,
a general desire to "have a life", and
a realization that ViSta is clearly now more than
a one-person project, Forrest is changing his role
from "project developer" to "project
Thus, he has opened the development process to
those who are interested in improving the statistical
visualization and analysis experience enjoyed by
the ViSta User.
ViSta is now being worked on by a small, widely
distributed community of dedicated developers. Forrest
manages the effort and guides the design
and direction of development. He also maintains
final control and ownership of the code and documentation,
and is solely responsible for creating installation
modules and getting them "out the door".
A Possible Future:
Forrest has in the past, but is not now actively
attempting to get venture capitol, and commercialization
is not anticipated at the current time. ViSta will
maintain the free and open software policies that
have always been in effect.
Submit a Proposal
To join the ViSta Development Community, contact
with a brief project proposal indicating what you
wish to do and how this will benefit ViSta's users.
Upon approval by Forrest Young and the advisory
board, further information will be provided about
the CVS server.
Source and CVS