✩ News Archive ✩
Petname SystemsFri 18 February 2022
This blogpost is based on Jessica's work being fudned by NLNet / NGI Zero. We are grateful for the support of this work!
Digital cash in an asynchronous environmentSun 12 December 2021
Foreward by Christine Lemmer-Webber: Jessica wrote this blogpost within the second week of her working full time as part of Spritely but it took me a while to review it and get it up here. While object-capability based banks are not new (Spritely Goblins ships with a simple example mint based on the Capability-based Financial Instruments paper), these systems have traditionally been shown as examples where we need support for local synchronous operations to keep things simple and understandable. With no prior background in the object capability security community or in previous cryptographic banking systems, Jessica quickly refuted this claim and came up with this example alternative purely-asynchronous object-capability-based bank design. Suffice to say, this is an astounding feat and yet another demonstration of how fortunate we feel to have Jessica join the Spritely team!
Jessica Tallon joins with a grant from NLNet/NGI Zero! Plus an interview!Wed 10 November 2021
Content Addressed Descriptors and Interfaces with Spritely Goblins paperFri 30 July 2021
The paper Content Addressed Descriptors and Interfaces with Spritely Goblins is now available for reading. (Also available: source and examples, as well as PDF and ODT versions.) It is somewhat of a wide-ranging paper in its explored ideas, but the general basis is how to perform "conversational" programming in Spritely Goblins, or any other system which assumes a mutually suspicious network. There are some other interesting ideas in there, including Goblins' ward/incanter system (a way of installing hidden behavior which requires hidden access, and then a capability to gain and apply such access).
Spritely Goblins v0.8 released!
What is CapTP, and what does it enable?
State of Spritely, December 2020Tue 01 December 2020
Spritely website launches!Tue 29 September 2020
Whew, we're happy to finally say that https://spritelyproject.org/ exists and is up and running! (Well, supposedly you know because you're looking at it right now!)