paper used to
be the best one about the design.
While it's ageing, it's still recommented to be read it first.
A comparison with CouchDB might be helpful
to get a quick understanding.
Askemos has quite a few facets to look at.
The aim of the project Askemos is to create a public archive and support
private domains of incorporeal values (or perceivable and valuable ideas) in
Whatever that is... is to be defined here as well. It will take several years
and a lot of contribution from many heads until that goal is reached.
While the above aim is more a long term one, the projects first need was
an adequate infrastructure. This infrastructure must caters to the needs in
the computer age as ink, paper and Gutenberg for the last few hundred years,
supply equally simple, reliable, durable and doubtless space
for communication over distance and time.
During the course of several years requirements have been compiled and an AskemosDesign
was created. No single environment was found, which could satisfy all design
requirements, hence the software Askemos was implemented.
The Software Askemos
The software Askemos,
itself part of the project (and the only thing which already made major
progress), is, technical speaking, an new kind of operating system. It
implements the notions which are required to experience the InformationSpace.
As such it's a possible infrastructure and hence a potential implementation
of the technical base for the project.
Because every infrastructure is inherently will less, and Askemos defines
an infrastructure which works between computers as well as in the brain, it
must be an open system with unrestricted availability. And it is!
contents 2nd draft
- to the audience
- Please understand that these pages and their structure currently
emerge from silly notes kept at all sorts of places - and those notes
are easily reached here.
Please help: send comments, fixes and questions on spelling, grammar,
wording, facts, content and your opinion.
Beware that it was decided early to mix languages here (and how to
choose the PrimaryTextLanguage).
Now we'll have to separate those pages, but this takes some time.
- The information age.
The civil society in the information age.
Needs of libraries.
Communication in natural languages.
The way and why that way.
Within the civil society the principle of legal certainty
has central importance, which must be enforced.
Understanding natural languages. Structuralism.
Safety, security, trust, law, state and forms of governments;
(Why are computer systems still hierarchical, while the real world
- High level design. This design is driven only
by requirements which derive from the task (scope). Requirements,
which are implementation related go into the LLD.
- Low level design: choice of implementation language,
technology, frameworks, standards. Implementation decisions,
notes on tradeoffs and caveats.
- How? Documents on implementation, extension, installation
and use for the practitioner.
- state of development, history, stories and lessons learned
- demo, source, tarball, license and author