Open Applications Architecture
A User-Oriented Reference Model
For Standardisation Of The Application Platform

Roger Clarke
Australian National University

Published in Computer Standards & Interfaces, 1990

© Australian National University, 1989, 1990

The ISO OSI reference model, which has provided an effective framework for the vendor-independent standardisation of data communications, has been developed from the perspective of the communications engineer. Now that standardisation is focussing on application development and maintenance, it is essential that the perspective of users be adopted, via their proxies, application software managers.

Open Applications Architecture is presented. It is a pragmatically based framework capable of providing a user-oriented reference model for the platform on which application software depends.


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