From DouglasH's link of Eric Meijer's Xtech 2007 paper:
Eric Meijer wrote:
Umm, wow! Is this Nikhil Kothari's Script# he's talking about, or is Eric talking about something deeper than that?
Work comes from the tesla group. here is a link that describes some of it from earlier work.
It is from that group where Linq to xsd is coming from also.