OpenAugment: Preserving Engelbart's Augment Legacy
Tuesday 9:15:00 am to 10:00:00 am
Abstract: Created in the 1960's by Dr. Douglas Engelbart and his imaginative team at Stanford Research Labs (SRI), Augment is one of the most groundbreaking and important historical artifacts of the software industry. Many of today's desktop and network computing innovations can be traced back to the original Augment system. Today, the OpenAugment Consortium (http://www.openaugment.org/)is taking steps to ensure that future generations will have access to the Augment heritage through its open source initiative. This talk will describe the Augment architecture and the role that Smalltalk has played in its development. It will then trace the discoveries that drove the evolution of the current OpenAugment implementation. Bio: Jeff Eastman is best known in the Smalltalk community for his contributions to Smalltalk Object Request Brokers. A long time HP engineer and now entrepreneur, Jeff was involved in the formative period of the Object Management Group (OMG) and contributed to many of its early works. He later served on the staff of the Object Data Management Group (ODMG) and led their Object Model and Smalltalk groups through three major publications. Recently he has been working with the OpenAugment Consortium to preserve the works of the Augment team on a stable and open computing platform.
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