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Battling device mayhem with Mayhem

Mar 09, 2012, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"The project is called Mayhem, a scripting system that's spinning out of the Applied Sciences Group at Microsoft. project into the newly-formed Innovators Gallery. The idea behind Mayhem is to enable users to interconnect services and devices within the Windows ecosystem.

"At this point, the open source faithful might be wondering why they should care about any of this. Windows? Devices? Hang on, we're getting there.

"First off, Mayhem is open source, and has been from its inception. According to Paul Dietz, Mayhem Project Leader, as soon as the team at the Applied Science Group started putting Mayhem together, they realized that in order to meet the challenge of hardware communication on a near-universal scale, they were going to have to rely on open source development practices. "

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