December 27th, 2004

Lonopono is an interesting client program that’s part browser and part RDF database. It’s a java based system released as a free beta version and leverages lots of new technology (e.g., eclipse, jena, jxta). As you surf the web, Lonopono automatically detects links to RSS and OPML feds and enables you to add them to your hierarchical folder store. Your stored information, links and feeds can be shared via peer-to-peer connections. They claim to use OWL, but its not clear how or when or why. It’s said to be easy for users to extend the functionality via any of several scripting languages (e.g., JavaScript, Python, Tcl/Tk, Groovy), so maybe this is how one can take advantage of the discovered RDF content. The beta has some pieces missing (I think) but it’s worth looking into.