Interest in OpenLaszlo is certainly heating up. Yesterday saw the third post to Slashdot about OpenLaszlo — yes, Slashdot is still relevant even in this age of Digg and Reddit. I was especially intrigued by a post written by someone who has been using OpenLaszlo for over a year, and who commented that "our application dynamically loads in its objects and layout from a db, completely configurable…"
Building LoR up into a DSL for supporting OL apps at a very high level of abstraction is worth pursuing. Feeding XML datasets to a grid is fine, but there is much more payoff in making OL components self-aware, not in the sense of being sentient, but in the sense of being created, positioned and controlled in a totally data-driven way. The more that line between data and logic is blurred, the more one approaches absolute power.