Sovereign Computing is the concept, Sneer is the reference implementation (in java, mostly, I believe).
Marvelous 'Go' player Klaus Wuestefeld is the man behind that vision. He and some other friends of mine are gathering together some 20 solar days down the time stream on the nice city of Curitiba, and they've invited me to share my craziness on the subject.
I'll try to fly down there and have some fun and perhaps let some useful idea escape from their prison in my mind through my lips.
I've officially asked permission to my wife and kids to stay away from them on a Sunday, and they gave me the green light so, unless monetary matters hold me, I'll be there.