Carlo v. Loesch
Fascinated by Internet chat, Carlo v. Loesch/lynX contributed to IRC. Realizing it had reached its technical and political limits, he embarked on a journey to find the holy grail of communication protocols.Around 1995, Internet business took off. Carlo developed content management systems and content delivery networks for sites such as stern.de, zeit.de, spiegel.de. Contemporaneously he published the drafts for a federated protocol called PSYC. Business using PSYC took off rightaway, so open source release was delayed. That’s when a software by the name of Jabber appeared and grabbed the Internet’s imagination.Back then servers were safe and sniffing other people’s messages was unethical. Today Carlo has aimed for a better holy grail.