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Telephony/Inferno 1.0 etc..



I would be very much surprised if Inferno 1.0 would not define a standard 
for a telephony server/object/file system/driver, calculating form the 
marketing message Lucent presents.

Actually I think I have somewhere news clips (I'll find them when I have 
time) hinting to this direction. One, from Pointcast service, mentioned 
Inferno in context with this Java telephony API and other, from an 
Individual Inc. service,  was about Lucent using Inferno in it's telecomms 
operations in China...

Actually it would be very nice to hear what exactly there will be included 
in 1.0. Who wins anything except your competition when you don't tell? How 
can anyone take Inferno seriously when you are not disclosing what it is, 
not the public beta 0.2 but the commercial 1.0?

anssi.porttikivi@research.nokia.com

P.S. About interesting news clips, I wonder what was the story behind this 
18 January news bit (yes, yes, I know, you are not commenting...). And while 
we are at it, can I ask about the Computerworld mentioning in May that 
Inferno is about to be licensed by Sun, IBM and Oracle? Yeah, I was told 
already once that you are not telling yet...

>From: 9fans-outgoing-owner
>Date: 18. January 1996
>
>"Computing", a UK industry newspaper, as a sidenote
>to an article about Larry Ellison's network computers vision:
>
>"What are Network Computers?
>...
>The devices include the Internet or Web TV
>terminal,
>...
>The initial prototype device will be a Web TV terminal. Essentially,
>this will be a Web access device which includes a Web browser, but will
>also allow users to view video in what is effectively a marriage between
>the Web and interactive TV. The operating system for the current
>prototype of the terminal run the Plan 9 system, a microkernel developed
>by Bell Laboratories."