Wow, how is @spritelyproject on the frontpage of Hacker News already? Anyway I wrote a comment explaining some of the history of Spritely: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

@SAFEpress @spritelyproject I feel like the tl;dr is maybe the top few sentences on the Spritely website, but the complaint of it being vague is fair because it sounds so ambitious...
because it IS ambitious! Spritely is HUGELY ambitious!

But it's also pretty much only building on top of studied but obscure technical directions, unearthing them for the modern age. It's hard to communicate that.

See also: dustycloud.org/blog/if-you-can

@cwebber @spritelyproject thanks for the link but it's trambling and I don't know if it's going to answer my curiosity. At some point I guess it will become clear to me!

@cwebber @spritelyproject Thanks Christopher, I've now watched most of this including all of the first half and skimmed the remainder so have a reasonable overview.

Several of the problems and some of the solutions are familiar and of interest to me through work with Safe and Solid. For ex, OC is the basis of Safe's data access and sharing, decentralised robust data storage, currency, and naming systems etc. The last one is a big discussion topic in Safe community! 1/n

@cwebber @spritelyproject One area I didn't see but expect you have thought about is leveraging and scaling trust, recommendation and so on.

I've yet to think about it deeply but think it is critical to decentralised systems but not yet solved. Not easy but I think solvable, and the lack of solutions to this is I think why so many things become centralised.

Maybe you have a sprite for this area too? If so I'd like to bookmark it! 😀

Anyway, thanks for helping me get the gist, good luck! 2/2

@SAFEpress @spritelyproject The trust bit does tie in a bit with Brux. There's more to it than that though of course... more later.

@SAFEpress @spritelyproject Are ocaps the basis for that? Last time I looked, Solid was taking an ACL type approach, which is partly why I haven't taken much time to take it seriously. Has that changed? I'd be very interested to know if it has, and what approaches are being taken. Is there documentation of Solid's usage of ocaps?

@cwebber @spritelyproject Solid is ACL based and Safe Network was originally but has switched to a decentralised version of OC (that doesn't require a server).

If you want refs to this wrt Safe let me know. I'm not sure if it is finalised, but the UI designs I've seen which sit on top of this create an impressive set of features which they've elaborated using UI & UX mock ups. Some impressive UI/UX for managing this.

@cwebber @spritelyproject Safe Network is using OC, not Solid!

The following link is a post on the Safe forum by Jim Collinson, Maidsafe UX designer, explaining his ideas on the features and UX based on Safe OC implementation. It's part of a larger discussion between Jim and Serge who wrote his Master's thesis about using Solid ACLs, so the whole topic is relevant. Let me know if this is of any use.

safenetforum.org/t/concepts-fo

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