RE: XORBA, XELDA, antileasing, presence, and other random thoughts

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From: Mark Day (
Date: Wed Aug 23 2000 - 09:08:08 PDT

> > Side note: Adam, if you're so against wheel reinvention, ahem
> > semantic extension and layering, why are *you* doing it too?
> > Admitting to only a cursory level of understanding, it's not clear
> > to me what class of applicaitons are enabled / what unique problems
> > are solved by COSM that weren't solved by any of: ONC RPC, DCE,
> > Sprite, Linda, Amoeba, CORBA, PVM, Clouds, Helios, etc. etc. etc.
> Well, if any of the Cosm info was actually public somewhere.. but it's
> not.. so... Cosm itself isn't groundbreaking, it's the stuff around it
> that is new... Yes we're having a "branding" problem, since Cosm is the
> project, not a product, and it's a name not an acronym.
> The thing, whatever we end up naming itm is really a giant kick in the
> arse to the industry (and the open sourcers too). Stay tuned, who knows
> if I can pull this off or not.

I don't even know why I care, but I notice that you didn't actually answer
Jeff's question. You are displaying good Valley-CEO skills of relentlessly
plugging your product/company at every chance regardless of the question
asked, but I think FoRK deserves a better answer to a reasonable question.


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