Open Collaboration Protocols
Tuesday, November 23, 7:00-9:00 pm
College of DuPage Room K-161
It's been stated by industry pundits that the "killer app" of the '80s
was "email", in the '90s it's the "web browser", and in the next decade
(yes, the '00s) it will be "collaboration". While some collaboration
tools are of a proprietary nature, there are many which are based on
Open Standards. By understanding the scope and details of these
standards, service providers, application developers and end users can
architect solutions which are effective, flexible and durable. It's
important not to get "boxed in" with solutions based on proprietary
This talk will cover both some tried-and-true standards and protocols
that we use today, but don't always think about very much, and newer
standards that are still in active development.
Topics to be covered include:
-Message Structure (RFC822)
-Client Access (POP3, IMAP4)
Directory Services (LDAP, ACAP)
Group Calendaring (iCalendar)
-Chat (IRC, AIM, ICQ)
-Beyond Chat (T.120)
Streaming Media (RTP, RTSP)
Vendors, Reference URLs
Rich Straka is a Computing Environment Architect with the Switching and
Access Solutions business unit at Lucent Technologies in Naperville, IL.
His main responsibilities include developing architectures for
enterprise-level naming and directory services, web services, email and UNIX
/ PC interoperability. He is a member of several corporate-level teams defining
standards for the Lucent R&D community, including directory services, web,
email and security. He is a consistent proponent of Open Systems standards
and UNIX. He is also the president of a Lucent-based Macintosh User Group with
In past lives, Rich has worked in diverse areas such as semiconductor
fabrication, MCAD, telephone switching and transmission, project management,
and SGML. His first computer was a multibus-based 8080 system with 32KB of
RAM and a wire-wrapped video terminal for which he wrote his first termcap
entry, and now has a home Ethernet-based network - all Macs.
The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on
Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at the College of DuPage. The address of the
meeting facility is:
College of DuPage
Building K, Rm 161
22nd and Lambert
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd,
then Lambert Rd North to 22nd St.
Turn left and look for lot 10 on the left side of 22nd St.
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