[comp.os.os2.announce] RELATED TO OS/2's FUTURE: IBM, HP, and SunSoft cooperative effort

Subject: [comp.os.os2.announce] RELATED TO OS/2's FUTURE: IBM, HP, and SunSoft cooperative effort
From: Greg Kushmerek <gkushmer -at- JADE -dot- TUFTS -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1993 12:22:47 EDT

I was looking around some USENET sites and found this tidbit. I hope
someone finds it interesting.


Greg Kushmerek

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Newsgroups: comp.os.os2.announce
From: tholen -at- newton -dot- ifa -dot- hawaii -dot- edu (Dave Tholen)
Subject: RELATED TO OS/2's FUTURE: IBM, HP, and SunSoft cooperative effort
Followup-To: comp.os.os2.advocacy
Organization: University of Hawaii
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1993 08:34:08 GMT

Submitted by: pspinfo -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com
Source: pspinfo -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com
Date received: 1993 June 16
Date posted: 1993 June 23

June 16, 1993

IBM, Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and SunSoft, Inc. today announced
plans to work together to enable software portability across the
companies' object-oriented software platforms. This effort will use
standards set forth by the Object Management Group (OMG).

Each company plans to support these interfaces in its own distributed
object development programs, including IBM's SOMobjects, HP's
Distributed Object Management Facility (DOMF) and SunSoft's Project
DOE Distributed Objects Everywhere). A set of common distributed
object interfaces will allow software developers and information
systems managers to create, manage and use applications across
multiple open computing environments. In addition, customers will
benefit from application portability across the respective companies'
software systems.

This is a continuation of ongoing efforts among the three
companies to provide common distributed object interfaces on
their products. Those efforts include the common open software
environment announced in March 1993.

IBM, HP and SunSoft plan to provide common interfaces for
software developers at the Object Request Broker (ORB) and Object
Services levels. The ORB is a mechanism by which objects
transparently make request and receive responses across the
network. Object Services are a set of services required by all
objects for communications, identification, consistent use and

IBM, HP and SunSoft plan to make these interface specifications
publicly available and will continue their leadership role in
making new technology specifications developed by their efforts
available to the OMG for inclusion in future specifications.
Dave Tholen moderator for comp.os.os2.announce
Institute for Astronomy Internet: tholen -at- newton -dot- ifa -dot- hawaii -dot- edu
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822 Astronewsbyte: comet 1993e to collide with Jupiter
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