Origin of Lumina
Previous experience with Apache_Mina has led me to the view that abstracting IO can enhance performance while making it significantly easier to write protocols.
'Lumina' is a play on Lua + Mina and may help drive its direction. Core Lumina will not likely play directly with Lua, due to design issues and simplification goals. However, there will most certainly be an integration layer for Lua in the works... just not tied directly to Lumina.