>>>>> "Jeffrey" == Jeffrey J Barbose <barbose at netcom.com> writes:
Jeffrey> If we're going to do collaborative work, two things are needed:
Jeffrey> 1) A colloborative infrastructure that is a system service.
Jeffrey> Apple's AOCE is one example.
Jeffrey> 2) An object system that is independent of the platform's
Jeffrey> and the development system's binaries, and can work over
Jeffrey> networks of any kind (from LocalTalk workgroups to internet
Jeffrey> TCP/IP WANs). Examples of this are IBM's SOMobjects, the
Jeffrey> OpenDoc standard, and Sun's DOE. Think OMG. Think CORBA.
IMHO the barriers to collaborative software development are
socio/political rather than technical. (There is no silver bullet.)
Why is an `object system' of this kind vital?