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

"Robert G. Jakabosky" <bobby@sharedrealm.com> Tue, 10 May 2011 10:35 UTC

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On Monday 09, Joshua Bell wrote:
> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Boroondas Gupte
> 
> <sllists@boroon.dasgupta.ch>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 http://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/1828.html 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 http://listserv.ieee.org/cgi-bin/wa?A0=VWSTANDARDWKGRP
> - 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.

I talked with chairperson of that IEEE working group and he said that the 
archive it only accessible to members of that working group, but there is a 
public wiki with some information from the group:
http://www.metaversestandards.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

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Robert G. Jakabosky