My friends, family, and several close business associates know of my quest to create a component software engineering platform based on digital hardware modeling and design metaphors ~10-years ago. Although the effort ultimately failed when I ran out of money and options, I still believe the core concepts are valuable and I’ve long considered publishing the entire project as open source.
Recently I created another blog and Twitter account dedicated to this effort and have started the process of disclosing the previously unreleased details of the project. So far, I’ve just published some screen shots of the prototype and a whitepaper I wrote in 2003 that details the goals, potential applications, and architecture of the platform. Source code is coming at some point in the future.