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FROM: Robert C. Leif, Ph.D.
Chair San Diego ACM SigAda

TO: San Diego ACM SigAda Members and Other Interested Parties

ANNOUNCEMENT: SAN DIEGO ACM SIGAda FEBRUARY MEETING

Today's Date: 9 February 1999

SPEAKER: Robert C. Leif, Ph.D.
Vice President of Ada_Med, a Division of Newport Instruments

SUBJECT: "Commercial Prospects for Ada"

Meeting Date: Wednesday 24 February, 1998

TIME: 6:30 PM Pizza ($5.00) and a chance to network and meet the experts.
Free Pizza to the first 3 individuals who can demonstrate a year 2000 bug in
real, pre-existing Ada code. At present I have never had to make good on
this offer.

Lecture starts promptly at 7:00 PM

DURATION: About 45 Minutes

PLACE: Aonix
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ABSTRACT:
Open Source is the new buzz word. Many of the present incarnations of Open
Source have a major defect. The creators of the software work for free. Ada
technology besides providing the best choice for creating portable,
reliable, object-oriented software, now has the ability to permit the
profits from software produced by many authors to be equitably distributed.
The Ada Semantic Interface Specification permits software development
systems to produce reports describing the contributions of individual
programmers and reusable libraries to a project. The bottom line is that
software engineers can stop working for free and start collecting royalties
on their work!

Keywords:
Open Source, Royalties, Object Oriented Programming, OOP, Ada, Ada 95, ASIS.

Speaker Brief Biography:
Robert C. Leif, Ph.D. is Vice President of Newport Instruments and Chair San
Diego SigAda. Since the early 1970's, Robert and his wife and partner,
Suzanne, (President of Newport Instruments) have collaborated on the
development of computer based data acquisition and control systems for
scientific and medical instruments.  Robert was Corporate Fellow at Coulter
Corp. and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami. He
and Suzanne were the first to publish the benefits of the use of Ada for
medical devices and were responsible for the use of Ada at Coulter Corp.
Robert organized and chaired the first How to Expedite the Commercial Use of
Ada Workshop at the SIGAda '98 Meeting.

Robert, who is a chemist by training (Ph.D. Caltech. 1964), has published 74
papers, edited 5 books, and has been granted 9 patents.  His major interest
is analytical cytology clinical laboratory systems design and development.
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Robert C. Leif, Ph.D.
Newport Instruments
Tel. & Fax (619)582-0437
e-mail [log in to unmask]
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RSVP Tel. & Fax.  Robert C. Leif (San Diego ACM SIGAda Chair) (619)
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Directions:
Directions to Aonix:
1. Take 805 to Governor Drive exit.
2. From Governor Drive, make left at first light, to Greenwich Drive.
3. Take first right, to Shoreham Place.
4. Proceed to cul-de-sac - 5040 Shoreham Place.
5040 Shoreham Place San Diego, CA 92122
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Robert C. Leif, Ph.D., PMIAC,
Vice President & Research Director
Ada_Med, a Division of Newport Instruments
Tel. & Fax (619) 582-0437
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