Future research topics
- Develop a translator from E to some formalism that's good for reasoning about authority, such as SCOLL or perhaps an appropriate process algebra.
This would have obvious connections to language design and translation, as well as some mathematical / formal analysis leanings.
One might even be able to consider this in the context of proof carrying code -- E modules carrying proofs about their security properties would be an interesting thing indeed.
- Investigate the connection between E and the work on using type systems to enforce capability security ala "lightweight static capabilities".
- Take up the CapDesk mantle and build a robust POLA desktop on top of E, using available tools such as Plash or other permission-limiting application environments in order to allow the integration of legacy applications. This would likely also include looking at how existing application launching and packaging frameworks can be leveraged (such as the XML .desktop files used by GNOME for example)