Tuesday, November 20, 2007

SD Times - Sun's Lively Kernel Comes to Life

"A research project unveiled by Sun Microsystems yesterday has brought back memories of Xerox PARC for one industry veteran. Known as the Lively Kernel, the JavaScript-based operating environment that allows for user interactions resembles those outlined by Alan Kay and others in the 1970s. With heavy Smalltalk influences and a hearty helping of the GPL, this open source project is now available for experimentation."