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X/OPEN, OSF AGREE TO INCORPORATE DCE INTO COMMON APPLICATIONS ENVIRONMENT

 X/OPEN, OSF AGREE TO INCORPORATE DCE
 INTO COMMON APPLICATIONS ENVIRONMENT
 MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- X/Open and the Open Software Foundation today announced a joint initiative to adopt the OSF Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) specifications as part of X/Open's Common Applications Environment (CAE).
 The X/Open CAE is X/Open's specification set for open systems. A sub-set of these specifications, XPG (the X/Open Portability Guide) represents the basis for identifying open systems platforms and components through X/Open's test and verification program. The X/Open brand symbol, widely recognized by the technology industry, by governments and commercial users of information technology from around the world, is licensed for use in conjunction with products that are registered as compliant.
 The incorporation of the DCE specifications into the Common Applications Environment, expands the scope of the CAE to encompass a full distributed framework, with DCE as the standard base for open systems interoperability. OSF will continue to include DCE in its Application Environment Specification (AES), which covers all of OSF's technologies.
 "X/Open's Distributed Computing Initiative covers many areas -- PC interworking, OLTP, and mainframe data access among them. The agreement with OSF demonstrates how complimentary consortium bodies can provide the industry with a fast response to user requirements," said Mike Lambert, X/Open vice president and chief technical officer.
 "Since its inception, OSF has worked closely with X/Open, and we're pleased that our effective working relationship has resulted in this significant agreement," commented Jon Gossels, business area manager for OSF's Distributed Computing Environment. "The marketplace has recognized that our DCE technology is the most effective solution to the difficult problem of creating, using and maintaining applications in distributed, multi-vendor environments. Our joint commitment with X/Open will help further the progress of open systems initiatives."
 At the X/Open Xtra Congress, held in Washington in November 1991, OSF's DCE specifications were highlighted as being important to the open systems community. One of the users of open systems working on the issue is Terry Barrett of Bellcore who is also a member of the X/Open User Council Executive Committee. He said, "This agreement shows how effective the user community can be in asking for action on key open system issues. We're very pleased that OSF and X/Open have reached agreement on making the specifications available to the industry."
 The specifications for DCE will be published by X/Open in the same way as other CAE specifications. X/Open's final goal is to make DCE a component of the formal XPG specifications, with the XPG brand applied to implementations registered as compliant.
 X/Open, founded in 1984, is a worldwide, independent open systems organization dedicated to developing an open, multi-vendor Common Applications Environment (CAE) based on de facto and international standards. Specification of the Common Applications Environment is achieved through close cooperation between users, vendors and standards organizations worldwide.
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