Investigation into the Xanadu/Udanax Gold hypertext systems through prototyping and Smalltalk-Java conversations.
Abora was an ongoing project to implement and nurture information systems that enable individuals and groups to create a rich literature of long lived works. The interconnected nature of documents will be supported from the core up through quoting and fine-grained typed links. Collaboration of individuals across time by concurrent modifications, strong versioning, refined change notifications, and external commenting. Extensible first-class document types from text to movies to structured research data. Resilient, adaptive and relevant implementations that will cope with and last for a lifetime of use. All-in-one solutions and generic server with API will be released under open-source licenses.
A number of sub-projects exploring these aims are documented on this website. A limited demo was written in Summer 2002 that gives a flavour for some of the core features.
Current work on the project is strongly influenced by the ideas of Ted Nelson as articulated in his Xanadu hypermedia project, and also the design and implementation of Udanax-Gold by XOC.