Frank Bilger - SNI - email@example.com
Kathy Bohrer - IBM - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Brinson - Protocol Systems - email@example.com
Carol Burt - BellSouth - Carol.Burt@bst.bls.com
Cory Casanave - Data Access - Cory_Casanave@omg.org
Johan Fantenberg - Ericsson - Euajfaguab.ericsson.se
Dave Gamble - Micro Focus - firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Herbert - ICC - email@example.com
Jim Hughes - Fujitsu -firstname.lastname@example.org
Gene Jarboe - NSA - email@example.com
Jonathan Legh-Hunt - BT - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mika Leppihen - Nokia research Center - email@example.com
Carl-Uno Mamros - Xerox - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen McConnell - OSM Consortium - McConnell@osm.net
Jose Miguel Micorde - Meter 4 Software - email@example.com
Rudolf M. Riess - DEC - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Rutt - ATT/Lucent - email@example.com
Kent Salmond - Tande, - Salmond_kent@tandem.com
Colin Scott - Anderson Consulting - firstname.lastname@example.org
Selden Stewart - NIST - email@example.com
Dave Stringer - Nortel - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shel Sutton - MITRE - email@example.com
Patricia Tangney - Broadcom Eireann Research Ltd - PT@broadcom.ie
Craig Thompson - Object Services and Consulting - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Vinoski - Hewlett-Packard - email@example.com
Per Vorm - Ericsson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Watson - OMG - email@example.com
Shig Yamada - Fujitsu - firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Thompson (OBJS) recorded the minutes for the meeting. Shel Sutton (MITRE) led the discussion.
Near the beginning of the meeting, Jon Siegel (OMG) came in to tell us of an announcement from Netscape
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif (July 29, 1996) -- Netscape Communications Corporation today announced it will embrace the Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP) standard as the basis for its distributed object model in its new Netscape ONE open network environment. Netscape is joining the Object Management Group consortium in supporting IIOP as an open standard for distributed computing on the Internet and intranets, providing enterprise developers with a link to existing applications as well as an easy means for creating new distributed applications. More than 50 companies today announced their support for Netscape ONE as an open standards-based framework for building interoperable Internet applications. See here and here for details.
This was very welcome news and we spent some time discussing its implications. Siegel also mentioned that Microsoft had pre-announced a plan to put OLE specifications in the hands of a standards group, the Burton Group, centered in Salt Lake City. Chris Stone had requested if OMG could join and had received a negative initial response.
We discussed and ended up changing the deadline for submission for the Internet Services RFI from August 26 to October 14, 1996. Reasons for extending the deadline were:
Thompson reported on this workshop that had been jointly sponsored by OMG and W3C and held in Boston, MA, on 25-25 June 1996. One interesting outcome was that there are several different camps that think differently about objects and the net and few people have the big picture but most see the issues from a local perspective. That meant that, though we gathered influential people and educated each other, we did not make great leaps forward during the workshop. Position papers for the workshop are here. The draft workshop report is here.
Thompson called everyone's attention to the workshop at OOPSLA'96 entitled Toward the Integration of WWW and Distributed Object Technology to be held in San Jose, CA, on Sunday, October 6 1996. Position papers are (were) due on August 12, 1996and are now posted on the web here.
We did not schedule any presentations at this Internet SIG meeting. Instead, we used the meeting to begin to structure possible responses to the Internet RFI (that is, http://www.objs.com/isig/rfi.htm). Shel Sutton and Craig Thompson led this portion of the meeting, which completed the day's work.
Thompson cast the problem as follows. Identify functions fi that complete the equation:
The end result of the discussion should be a better understanding of the "shape" of an OMG Internet Services Architecture, that is, an extension of the OMA to Internet-enable and Web-enable OMG applications and integrate OMG-enable Internet and Web applications with object technology. The following technology areas were listed as needed to complete Thompson's "equation".
Last updated: 22 August 1996. Send corrections to Craig Thompson. Back to OMG ISIG homepage.