Re: [vwrap] What abstract type systems already exist?

Morgaine <> Tue, 10 May 2011 04:23 UTC

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Joshua, it was interesting to read in the P1828 working group's description
that they are concerned with "interoperability of avatars and objects
between and among virtual world environments".  That could apply just as
well to us.

Do you recall whether the P1828 group has a concept resembling our shared
asset services to achieve that?



On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 12:50 AM, Joshua Bell <> wrote:

> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Boroondas Gupte <
>> wrote:
>> *What abstract type systems do currently exist *("exist" as in published
>> and sufficiently documented. Don't have to be formally standardized, though
>> if they are, that's a plus.)* and how do they compare to LLSD?*
> This is an excellent question.
> For what it's worth, it's possible that at least the first part of this
> question has been explored as it relates to virtual worlds by the IEEE P1828
> working group on
> virtual worlds. I'm on the mailing list (as are some other VWRAP list
> members, I believe) but confess to not having spent any significant time
> engaged with the group.
> What I do know is that P1828 members have performed a number of technology
> surveys. The working group is not focused on any particular architecture for
> virtual worlds (as chartered, VWRAP has a fairly specific approach in mind),
> and is instead looking broadly at possible technologies to embrace as "best
> practices" for virtual worlds. The P1828 working group's discussion list is
> - you might find it
> worthwhile to peruse archives and/or engage in discussions with that group
> regarding this and other issues where consensus on a new or converging
> design is not the driving factor (as it tends to be within IETF groups) but
> exploring existing technologies for suitability within a problem domain.
> NOTE: The IEEE doubtless has different intellectual property rules applying
> to discussion on its lists than the IETF, so make sure to read whatever
> equivalent of the Note Well exists over yonder.
> -- Josh
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