The Brazil Web application framework -- which is at the heart of the
Brazil Project -- began as an extremely small footprint http stack,
originally designed to provide a URL-based interface to smartcards,
allowing them to be accessed more easily from an ordinary Web browser.
The Brazil Project itself is a Web-based infrastructure that links
people securely to information, computers and other devices leveraging
existing standards and protocols.
A strong authentication architecture in the Brazil Project allows
extranets to access intranets in an open environment without
compromising security. The framework enables stand-alone systems to work
together within the Web space. Users can take advantage of Web-based
computing to dynamically control access to, and management of,
corporate information systems and other digital data that represents,
for example, state in physical space, door status, room temperatures,
camera inputs, etc.
Experimental Stuff, the Web site, has been developed and deployed using
the Brazil framework:
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