The Disembedding of a Brazilian Software
Lua is a programming language developed at the Catholic University in
Rio de Janeiro that came to be the leading scripting language in video
games, besides being used extensively in many other areas from set-top
boxes to Photoshop Lightroom. In this talk, Professor Ierusalimschy
will relate the history of Lua and how the language disembedded from
its local roots to be inserted into a "global" open-source culture.
He will also comment on the difficulties associated with promoting a
project from a place considered peripheral in that culture.