From: Robert C. Leif, Ph.D.

Preliminary SIGAda '99 Workshop Announcement
SIGAda 99, Workshop: How do We Expedite the Commercial Use of Ada?

Chair: Robert C. Leif, Ada_Med, a Division of Newport Instruments

Time: Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

The focus of this Workshop will be on extending the use of Ada into the
commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) domain. The goal of this Workshop is to
determine what should we do to both make Ada the dominant language for COTS
and profit by doing so?


Robert C. Leif, Vice President Ada_Med. “Red Hat, Where the Money Went, a
Case Summary.”

Mike Kamrad, “senior” Engineer Top Layer Networks, Inc. “Developing Data
Communication Software for a Layer 7 Switch in Ada95”

W. Randy Brukardt, Director of Technical Operations R.R. Software, Inc. “To
be announced”.

Michael P. Card, Lockheed Martin OR&SS, “FIRM is Ready” - A Real Time Object

Steven Blake, Principal Ada Consultant, Aonix. “An ASIS based Tool to
Measure what is in an Ada program”.

Robert C. Leif, Vice President Ada_Med. “How to Commercialize Ada and

In order to achieve a fair balance of views, this Workshop needs a speaker
who will argue for the GNU approach to licensing. Since I will be attending
an Analytical Cytology meeting, I will be unable to answer any
correspondence until Friday 15 October, 1999.