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Just a Little SOM Thing for Linux Developers

Feb 11, 2008, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Esther Schindler)

[ Thanks to Esther Schindler for this link. ]

"Could the open-source community use a library packaging technology that enables languages to share class libraries regardless of the language an application was written in? I dare say it could, especially since the code to accomplish that goal was written (and shelved) more than ten years ago. All it takes to make that code available is to ask IBM to release SOM and DSOM as open-source.

"System Object Model (SOM) and distributed SOM (DSOM) are technologies based on the interface defininition language (IDL) standard, enables a software developer to establish communication between disparate objects which may not be written in the same language..."

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