The web site

Brian T Rice
Wed Dec 4 11:47:02 2002

On 4 Dec 2002, Joerg F. Wittenberger wrote:

> Hi,
> Araneida, CLiki etc. ...
> may I suggest to evaluate Askemos, the redundant distributed agent
> operating system.  It comes with a Wiki application (the pages at
> are served from that), which is based on a XSLT/DSSSL
> mixture, it is going to be extened with
> and
> possibly Scribe capabilites.  It already plays nicely with Lout and
> htmldoc to produce pdf and ps page transparently.  Guys, this might
> fit your needs.

Nope. It doesn't. The standard Wiki approach is horrible, and we need
something that will have Very Low technical support overhead that we can
get going very soon. Askemos is an unknown.

> I just did the byzantine aggreement implementation, so soon it will
> run distributed and fraud proof without any central server, authority
> whatsoever.

This is totally beyond what we are considering right now. Maybe in a year
or two, or if Askemos were written in a high-level language.

> One of the next steps will be to port it to guile, than the
> environment can run distributed in gimp, gnucash, texmacs, you name
> it.

I'd prefer Common Lisp strongly over guile.

> (Never mind the web site itself, it needs quite some work, especially
> now, that the full proof of it's designed feature set is available.)

Well, without a decent web site, I'm not going to use it, because that's
where I'll go when I have a configuration issue or something breaks. It's
ironic that you're mentioning using it to fix Tunes' web site. I don't
like that kind of irony.

> BTW: this GPL project is slowly taking the commercial route.  To
> develop it's full potential, servers needs to be run by independant
> legal bodies in a contract network (best if distributed
> internationally).  Please get in touch if you are interested to form
> the network.

Brian T. Rice
LOGOS Research and Development