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From: Ted Nelson <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Subject: NicholasT Re new Xanadu in Python
To: "Nicholas H.Tollervey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The version of Xanadu described in LM
(xu88.1, more recently redubbed Xanadu Green)
was far too ambitious, with fabulous
mathematical inventions by my colleagues.
When the project was taken out of my control
at Autodesk, they came up with another one,
xu92.1, more recently redubbed Xanadu Gold)
which caused the famed fiasco.
I want nothing to do with that version.
I have recently dumbed down Xanadu Green
to a rustic version based on conventional files
rather than tumbler mathematics. The prototype,
XanaduSpace (google "TheTedNelson" to get
my YouTube channel and watch it)
was strangely architected, with numerous
Clever Optimizations in C++ that have crippled
This in turn has been totally transcoded
to Python by John Ohno and Jonathan Kopetz.
They are trying to debug it.
The new version is called Xanaspace,
dropping one syllable.
The open source issue is thorny-- the
document structure is openly defined
(to be finalized by 1 September-- it's down to
but there are commercial issues.
We may be dual-licensing it under the GPL
but that is not a promise.