Project Announcement: Structuring the System Layer with Dataspaces

I’m delighted to be able to announce that the next phase of work on the Syndicate project has been selected for an NLnet Foundation grant.

The funded project is investigating the following question as part of the NGI Zero PET programme:

Could dataspaces be a suitable system layer foundation, perhaps replacing software like systemd and D-Bus?

The project involves placing dataspaces at the heart of a system layer implementation, initially running on a cellphone using some of the code and ideas from last year’s Squeak-on-a-cellphone work.

Please see the system-layer project page and this blog for news about the project.