The Constituency Building Project for the Diffusion of ANDF


ANDF/DEPLOY - 8912

Keywords ANDF technology, Standardisation, Conformance testing


Start Date: Dec 93 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The overall objective of this project is to bring the ANDF technology to the marketplace and assure its broad adoption amongst the major systems vendors and ISV's. Therefore, a number of different actions will be undertaken to maximise the likelihood of success by exploiting the different characteristics of the involved partners.

The envisaged actions include:

Requirements Gathering

Investigate market requirements both at a strategic and an implementation level. Understand to the greatest extent possible what it will take for this approach to achieve widespread adoption. Identify and prioritise the APIs which need to be supported.

Development

Develop the API headers and other supporting information needed by application developers. Demonstrate the viability of ANDF as a commercial porting tool and distribution method by porting major UNIX products from European software companies using ANDF technology. Investigate and exploit development by X/Open to take advantage of testing and validation activities currently ongoing with support of MITI (Japan).

Standardisation

This should follow the classical steps for fast-track (pre-)standardisation of APIs that have been proven within X/Open:

Conformance Testing

Awareness/Education

Within the scope of this project it is only possible to begin the job of creating awareness; the following are designed to establish market momentum:

Further information about ANDF/DEPLOY is available from the ANDF/DEPLOY home page.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Gianluigi Castelli
ETNOTEAM S.p.A.
Via Adelaide Bono Cairoli, 34
I-20127 MILANO
tel: + 39 / 2-261-621
fax: + 39 / 2-261-10755

Participants

ETNOTEAM S.p.A. - I - C
DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY - UK - P
OSF-RI - F - P
ET INTERNATIONAL - B - P
UNIX SYSTEM LABORATORIES - UK - A
X/OPEN - UK - A
SOFTWARE AG - D - P


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ANDF/DEPLOY - 8912, December 1993


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