## Open Lumify

I worked for a “data discovery and analytics platform” company1 for a couple of years, and got to see first-hand the power of graph-based datastores for analysis, hypothesis-testing and pattern discovery. It truly was an example of intelligence amplification and allowed the analysts I worked with to work more effectively than ever.

Since that day I’ve had a desire to map things out, to build a kind of mega-mindmap2 to really understand some of the more complex and complicated situations — ancient and modern history, the middle east, US politics, the powerful people behind every conspiracy theory imaginable…

So I was quite happy to see that someone somewhere had started an opensource graph-based analysis suite of a similar sort. Unfortunately by the time I found it, it had become abandonware, moving from open- to (assumed) closed-source by the IP owner, who was then bought by another company, then again, renamed, ad absurdum infinitum. I grabbed the last opensource I could find and have started on the long journey to revive it.

So far I’ve updated the build (Maven! Eek) to work with Java 9+ and refactored everything to theorg.openlumify package. It builds, it runs … but I can’t login.

If only there were more hours in the night or day!

## Some plans

In no particular order …

• get it running
• build containers
• make it work in Kubernetes