Saturday, 1 July 2017

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Dear Mr Rekimoto,
-- Since April this year I have been requesting people (former team members) to release the code for all CP applications; after all, what harm can it do now? My reason for this tedious action is clear: to revitalise X3D development and guide it towards a new direction, based upon the failures of previous projects such as CP. CP's code will not be revealing Sony secrets, nor are any of the patents really worthwhile anymore (you can cut the patent bits out), but it is extremely valuable as a reference to new development and X3D in general.
May I ask you: Do you know whether Sony has officially kept the browser 1.1 and 2.2 codes, WLS, AOS, Bureau for NT codes, and vrml1to2 code somewhere?
Whether or not they exist will determine everything (literally). It is crucial that I know this, otherwise, it’s like waiting for an already sunken ship to come back to port.
 I believe that releasing the source code is worthwhile and necessary at all costs. Additionally, I would like to know THE PERSON to contact to allow old code to be released to ‘outsiders’.
I know that X3D people aren’t currently after ‘interaction’ or ‘cyber-space’. Nor are they interested in integrating services onto one platform (Web browser plus 3D browser?) to allow seamless activity. ‘Think Extreme!’  I think every company should know that there is no harm in releasing old stuff for educational purposes (for me especially) or better development of future standards/services.
Blendo, which I’ve written 11 or more pages about, is all about blending everything into a web browser. It’s about ‘interaction with everything’; (no more static WebGL/X3DOM) I do this because I believe in your CSL's ‘Think Extreme’ and ‘Act Beyond Borders’. This is what I believe in right now, and I won’t give up.
I've been compelled to contact you after failing to get my message clear to others. Can you advise me as to how, if possible, Sony can actually release proprietary source code to either the public or certain interested developers/communities/or me who is after the educational aspects of the code?

With great hope once again,
Yours sincerely,

Noah Nishihara
Wednesday, 28 June 2017