Ada Lab FAQ

What is the Ada Lab?

The Ada Lab provides collaboration web pages to Ada projects. Each project is given access to edit its web pages through a web based page editor. A user name and password is assigned to each project and can be used by members of the project to edit their web pages.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for using the lab or running an Ada related project in the lab.

How do I create a project in the lab?

Send an e-mail to with the request. It will take up to two days to process your request. You will then receive a username and password for your project.

Can I try it out?

A demo project has been setup to show how it works. The user name is demo and the password is demo.
Click here to try it out.

What does the Lab provide?

The lab provides a single web page (upon request more space can be provided.), a web chat board for the project, and ftp space for files. A link is placed for the project on the Ada Lab page unless otherwise requested.

How do I edit my page(s)?

You click on the edit link on the bottom of the page. You will then received a dialog requesting your username and password.

How do I add images and files to my project?

Currently files and images to be used for your site should be uploaded to and an e-mail sent to stating the file name and if the file is to be placed for ftp access or http access on the project page.

How much room do I get?

There are no set limits or restrictions as long as the project is focused on Ada. Please keep things with in reason when possible.

What is the purpose of the lab?

To provide cooperative access to development of Ada related projects. An important goal of the project is to show active and on going Ada projects are happening now.

Are there any policies related to projects in the lab?

We do not have any policies on how you run your project. We will be expanding on the services available for your project to help you manage it, but you are the boss.

Do projects have to be GPL or Freeware?

No. There is no requirement that you provide any particular license for release or distribution of your software. Of course GPL and similar licenses are encouraged, but not required.

Can I sell things from my project?

Yes, but not from your project pages. The lab is for cooperative development, not sales. If you would like to discuss some other arrangement, please contact

How secure is information in the lab?

You should be keeping backups of everything and not giving your username and password to untrusted sources. No responsibility is assumed or granted on our part, but service is the goal!

PGP or other form of encryption should be used for your files if you wish to ensure any depth of privacy or securtiy.

Why are you doing this?

I enjoy it.

Maintained by: David Botton
Last updated on: May 23, 1999