Getting a common understanding of the terms that define a young field helps to scope the area and promote common understanding. It would be a useful outcome from our workshop if we could develop a Component Software Glossary.
If workshop participants are aware of other similar glossaries, please send references and I'll include them
If workshop participants want to provide definitions of some terms they believe are important to understanding the compositional software area, then please do the following. Send an email
Offer good through January 1998.
(Conceptual term) when parts of a system are designed so additional functionality can be added at some later date. An example might be, adding distribution, replication, security, or versioning to a distributed system via modular additions. You could put an add-in in an expansion joint. This extension may be seamless or seamy.