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From: Lucas Gonze <lucas@gonze.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 16:18:27 -0400
Message-ID: <39381693.422A0B5A@gonze.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
WorldOS is a framework for distributed applications similar to
Freenet or Gnutella.  The recent announcement of a portal based
on Gnutella, Infrasearch, shows that there are a number of useful
tools that can be created using this new technology.  This
framework enables the creation of many more such tools.

The implementation is an application server with support for peer
routing in hosted applications.  The design uses a new protocol
distinguished by pluggable transports, XML message content, and
asynchronous messaging.  The protocol is lightweight and simple. 

It may be possible to extend Gnutella and Freenet to do other
kinds of jobs, but I believe that they are too
application-specific for general purpose work.  WorldOS is
comparable to a web server; Gnutella/Freenet are comparable to
applications with some code to perform web communications as

Though the architecture of the system is in place, the
implementation is very raw.  

WorldOS is free software under the terms of the Gnu General
Public License.

The homepage for the WorldOS project is at www.worldos.org.
Received on Friday, 2 June 2000 16:24:26 UTC

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