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I know PoSSo and FRISCO were pretty big projects involving many European universities. Interestingly, I couldn't find much information about these projects (the the top of the PoSSo homepage says "under construction", and the bottom of the page says "Last update: december 1996").

I'm just curious:

  • Is there any continuation project?
  • To what extend did these projects advanced computational algebraic geometry?
  • Within the community, were/are they considered a success?
  • Outside the community, were/are they well known?
  • Outside the community, were the resulting software packages considered useful?
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The FRISCO project homepage nag.co.uk/projects/FRISCO.html has a "final project report" that may help. –  Matthew Towers Feb 27 '12 at 13:27

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