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+# the Hope system
+Hope is a Python framework (and maybe someday an operating system) for implementing node graph based computing with the actor model.
+## why Python?
+it's what i know, and i wanted to make damn sure it has a usable GUI, and those are a nightmare to build in Rust.
+and i don't actually know any of the languages that are designed around the actor model.
+## why node graphs?
+they're way better for discoverability than code-as-text.
+## why actor model?
+it's a really intuitive way of implementing node graphs, and it allows for really simple concurrent programming.
+## why any of this?
+i hate the way programming works right now, and i would like to change it.
+## why call it Hope?
+there's an OS development project called [SerenityOS](http://www.serenityos.org/) that is named after a personal state which its creator wished to reach and maintain.
+i would like to have hope, and it would be nice if building Hope helped me find hope.
+## wait who are you again
+i am [boringcactus](https://www.boringcactus.com).
+## is this ever gonna take off
+statistically, it's almost certain that i won't even finish it.
+and if i do, it probably will not.
+but there's a chance.
+## what's the license
+the Hope system is released under the terms of the [Anti-Capitalist Software License](https://anticapitalist.software) v1.4.
+if you would like to use this under another license, contact me.