Here is a summary of meeting yesterday that indicates BrowseUp can accomplish a
lot of Doug's goals for Hyperscope and improving collaboration.....
Feedback from other attendees can expand and clarify these understandings.
Adam Cheyer wrote:
> I apologize that I wasn't able to attend the BrowseUp demo at SRI, but I'm
> pretty excited by the demonstrations available on their web site. For those
> who couldn't attend, could someone summarize the main points of the
> meeting and indicate whether any next steps have been identified?
> -- Adam
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Doug Engelbart - Bootstrap Institute [mailto:DOUG@bootstrap.org]
> > Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 5:53 PM
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> > Subject: OHS-Group Special-system demo for wk 4
> > Message
> > 4-5 p.m., Monday 22-Jan, in SRI meeting room EK 255 (where we had
> > many of our
> > initial "OHS" meetings last Spring), we'll have a talk and demo
> > to our OHS
> > group by Alon Schwarz, President, CEO and Cofounder of
> > "BrowseUp," an Israeli
> > startup.
> > I promise you that what he'll describe and demonstrate is the
> > most relevant
> > thing to our HyperScope and OHS launch that we could hope to
> > expect from any
> > group "out there".
> > He was steered to me Wed. morning by Jim Spohrer; and Alon met me
> > at my house
> > that afternoon to describe and demo the system he dreamed up and
> > which has been
> > programmed by a group of "the best programmers in Israel."
> > A great deal of promising synergy here, to the HyperScope/OHS
> > plan. They use
> > an intermediary server, provide high-resolution linking among
> > HTML files which
> > are not disturbed by the links which however have visible
> > presence when viewed
> > by the enhanced (Microsoft) browser. An intermediary server and link db
> > provide support for this, as well as added features sukch as giving
> > "popularity" assessments to citations. And special views are offered of
> > selected clusters of interlinked objects.
> > They have solved a number of basic design aspects of our proposed
> > HyperScope,
> > and added interesting and compatible extensions.
> > Alon is part way to getting regular VC funding, but also expresses basic
> > interest in just getting these things out there helping make the
> > world work
> > better. (Sound familiar?) He seems very interested in our
> > joining forces.
> > I've explained that we're determined on Open Source development;
> > and yet he
> > still says he's interested.
> > I'm quite sure that Alon has obligations/commitments to a number
> > of people who
> > have been helping develop this system, and I'm quite certain that
> > any deal
> > which could produce even an open-source cooperative merger would
> > need to be
> > made by a well-established organization; in our case, the main visible
> > candidate being SRI (perhaps with other cooperative entities).
> > So, follow-on meetings will be set up next week within SRI to
> > consider this.
> > But Monday is for everybody to come learn, ask questions, help us
> > assess --
> > help Alon strengthen his brain child.
> > Appreciative of all of you, Doug
> > RSVP to Mary Coppernoll: (510) 713-3550 Coppernoll@bootstrap.org,
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