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X/OPEN TO ENHANCE XPG WITH COSE SPECIFICATIONS OFFERING A COHERENT DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT TO FULFILL USER DEMAND

 SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- X/Open Company Ltd. today joined Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corp., The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc., Univel and Unix System Laboratories, Inc. in announcing its Fast Track specification integration process for the Common Open Software Environment (COSE). The COSE, announced by these six companies, is intended to provide a consistent desktop specification for all the major Unix system platforms.
 The COSE is comprised of a consistent look and feel, a consistent set of application programming interfaces, common networking products, specifications, standards and technologies in graphics, multimedia, objects, and systems management. This advanced environment will enable users to transparently access data and applications from anywhere in the network.
 The X/Open Fast Track process allows high quality specifications with broad industry support to be integrated quickly into the XPG architecture. X/Open's XPG architecture, supported by every open systems vendor, integrates the most comprehensive set of international and de facto standards to provide seamless interoperability to users as they implement open information systems.
 "Users have been asking for a coherent desktop environment for years," said Geoff Morris, president and CEO of X/Open Company Ltd. "We are delighted to receive the technologies and specifications offered by these organizations for incorporation into the XPG. We anticipate the acceptance other technologies in a similar fashion to accelerate the delivery of products that meet user needs."
 The six companies involved in defining the COSE will publish a preliminary specification for the environment by the end of June 1993, with a periodic release of updates to the industry, and have agreed to submit the specification to X/Open for incorporation into the XPG through the Fast Track process. In addition, the Open Software Foundation (OSF) has agreed to submit the Motif(TM) specification and associated support materials including licensing of the trademark and the branding process. Novell/Univel will submit the specification for the NetWare(R) UNIX client.
 "The mature technologies comprising the COSE should enable us to incorporate this specification into the XPG in as short a time as three months," commented Mike Lambert, X/Open's chief technical officer. "Integration of new specifications into the XPG signifies our commitment to adopt test tools allowing verification of conformance and delivery of a choice of branded products."
 X/Open, founded in 1984, is a worldwide, independent, open systems organization dedicated to providing a unified path to open systems specification and implementation. This unification is achieved through the close cooperation and integration of input from users, vendors and standards organizations worldwide. The X/Open specification, which covers both interoperability and applications portability elements, is based on de facto and international standards. X/Open operates a test and verification process for products developed in line with its specification, and awards its brand as the mark of compliance.
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 /CONTACT: Jeff Hansen of X/Open, 415-323-7992, or Elizabeth Chaney of Regis McKenna Inc., 415-494-2030, for X/Open/


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