We have a small core team of developers and a growing community of contributors. We're always looking for more help.
Our core team consists of:
- Doug Engelbart, resident visionary
- Brad Neuberg, software architect and implementor
- Jonathan Cheyer, knows more about Augment than anyone else under 35
- Christina Engelbart, the bridge between the old and the new
- Eugene Eric Kim, project lead and collaboration guru who keeps everybody from chasing their own tails
But that's not all...
Much of Doug's work centers around how we can collaborate better, so it is not surprising that many, many people have made important contributions to the project. For starters, several of the original members of Doug's Augmentation Research Lab (ARC) at SRI have provided invaluable guidance. They include Bill Barns, Bill Daul, Christina, Norm Hardy, Dave Hopper, Charles Irby, Harvey Lehtman, Dean Meyer, David Potter, and Jeff Rulifson.
In the 1990s, Christina led an effort to create a more modern client for the Augment system. Dubbed "Windows VAT" (for VisualWorks Augment Terminal), it was developed by Bob Czech and ran on VisualWorks Smalltalk for Windows. Much of our user interface was directly inspired by VAT. Craig Latta is currently in the process of packaging VAT for open source release.
In 2002, Dave Thomas, Jeff Eastman, and Craig started working on the OpenAugment project, which had similar goals as the HyperScope. All three have been helpful on a number of levels, not least of which was being able to talk with others who had thought deeply about problems similar to ours. In particular, Craig has been an active contributor to our team and a constant presence at our meetings.
The Software Productivity Consortium (now the Systems and Software Consortium) provided some seed funding in 2003 to build a HyperScope. The effort, led by Dorai Thodla, garnered some useful lessons which helped us in the design and implementation of this current incarnation.
In 2005, Philip Gust and Jonathan started the NLS/Augment Restoration Project at the Computer History Museum. Howard Palmer developed the Java Augterm as part of the project, without which we could not experimented with the Augment system the way we did. Brian Cardanha reversed engineered some of the original chording keysets and built a custom cable so that we could use them on modern machines via USB. We've contributed to this project as well -- a tool that Jonathan wrote that transforms Augment files into HyperScope OPML.
Many, many others have contributed as well, and we hope that eventually includes you as well!