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From: "Jim Wing (J W)" <jwwing@vnet.ibm.com>
To: ietf-oda@cs.ucl.ac.uk
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         Benefit from ODA now!

         Learn about the tools, techniques and opportunities that Open
         Document Architecture offers your business.

                       A Seminar Hosted by the ODA Consortium

                                 November 17th 1992

                                   Hotel Pullman

                                Versailles, France



         Who should attend?

         The seminar is for developers, Information managers/DP
         professionals and education establishments who are concerned with
         document interchange, filing or implementing the Open Document
         Architecture (ODA) in applications, policies or training
         programmes in their organisation.

         What can you learn?

         In addition to information on the ODA Consortium, the current
         status of ODA and the toolkit, you can learn about:

         *    Acquiring the Toolkit

              - Early use programme

              - Commercial use of the Toolkit

         *    Using the Toolkit

              - How it can be used to develop applications

         *   Relationship of the Toolkit to other standards

              - Standardization of Application Programming Interfaces
              (APIs)

         * Next steps

              - FOD 36 API

              - Toolkit development roadmap

         Why should you attend?

         The one day seminar will demonstrate that now is the time to
         implement ODA. The ODA Consortium will discuss business benefits
         and opportunities created by the availability of a comprehensive
         Toolkit.The seminar fee includes an information package, all
         refreshments, lunch and a cocktail reception after the seminar.

         Action Line  :  Fax your completed application to the Consortium
         on +32 2 774 9690.

         For more information fax, or call on +32 2 774 9623.






         The Ideal is realised........

         The ideal would be:
         to transmit documents of every kind
         ...text, facsimile and graphics
         ...complete with all their attributes
         ...from screen to screen
         ...from any kind of system, proprietary or open, to any other
         ...from anywhere in the world to anywhere else
         ...from reading and understanding
         ...for short or long term storage
         ...for processing and further editing
         ...for re-transmission and for printing.

         That ideal will be realised.

         The ODA Consortium
         Six of the world's major computer companies have formed the Open
         Document Architecture Consortium to promote the ODA standard and
         to provide the means of achieving it.

         The companies are: Bull SA, DEC, IBM, ICL PLC, Siemens Nixdorf
         Informationssyteme (SNI) and Unisys.

         Their purpose is first:
         To sponsor the development of a Toolkit that will help in the
         production of suitable ODA applications for retro-fit into
         existing systems and for incorporation into new systems.

         From the beginning, the Toolkit will be openly licenced to anyone
         wanting to develop product which uses the ODA standard.








          *  Please reserve _ places @ FF1250 (ECU175)          FF______

          *  Send me a copy of the API specification @ FF1500   FF______

                   VAT @ 18.6%                                  FF______


                   Total due                                    FF______

         Title......... Surname...........................................

         First name...................................

         Position........................................

         Company/organisation..............................................

         Address   ...................................................
                   ...................................................
                   ...................................................
                   ...................................................
                   ...................................................

         Country.....................................

         Telephone......................................

         Fax.................................................

         Payment details

         Credit Card

         o Eurocard/Mastercard  o VISA  o American Express

         Cardnumber.............................................................
....Signature..................................

         Expiry date.................

         o Invoice my company/organisationPlease return (by 10th October
         1992) to: The ODA Consortium, Avenue Marcel Thiry 204, 1200
         Brussels, Belgium.

         Cancellation.

         Refunds will be made  for cancellations received in writing or by
         fax by October 28th 1992, but will be subject to a cancellation
         and administration charge of 30% of the total amount. No refunds
         can be made after this date. A substitute delegate is always
         welcome at no additional charge.
  •   Jim Wing (J W)