Program for Thursday, 9 March 2000

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, 9 March 2000 at 7:30 P.M.
Dr. Robert Dewar from Ada Core Technologies will be speaking on
Open Source/Free Software Issues
at Lockheed Martin in Rockville, Maryland, our DC SIGAda Venue

Please also put Thursday, 13 April 2000 on your calendar
for the next DC SIGAda Meeting


To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 9 March 2000. I am pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Dewar from Ada Core Technologies will be our speaker. The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Rockville, Maryland (see below for directions).


This talk will discuss open source/free software issues, with a particular emphasis on Ada, using Ada Core Technologies as an example of a company that is 100% committed to the Free Software model. With the role that Ada Core Technologies/GNAT plays on URET, this is a MUST meeting.


Mr. Robert Dewar is the President and CEO of Ada Core Technologies, one of the leading Ada vendors, and the home of GNAT, the Free Software implementation of the Ada 95 language. He has been involved with Ada for over 20 years, was a member of the review committees for both Ada 83 and Ada 95, and helped write the requirements document for Ada 95.

He is a winner of the SigAda award for contributions to the Ada community, and has been involved in many Ada related activities. Robert is also a Professor of Computer Science, and past chairman of the department at New York University, where his primary research interests are in programming languages, compilers, and microprocessor technologies.


Lockheed Martin Corporation
9211 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20874
From all points: Get to I-270 West from the I-495 Beltway,
  1. Take I-270 West to Shady Grove Exit;
  2. Turn left at light;
  3. Turn right on Corporate Dr (at light);
  4. Turn right at end of access road (can only turn left or right);
  5. Go to end of driveway.
  6. The building for the meeting is on the right, opposite the open courtyard area. It is building #9211, as marked. Parking lots are on the left and right.
  7. Enter main lobby. Stop at guard desk to check in.
Also, to obtain a map of the location, visit Mapquest, select Driving Directions for the destination address: "9211 Corporate Drive, Rockville, Md."

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We will have light foods and refreshment at 7:00. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

Please note, at present, a consolidation effort is being made between various DC SIGAda mailing list sources. Please be advised that some e-mailings may occur more than once. We are moving to a single maillist hosted on the ACM machine. It will eventually have the SIGAda-DC@acm.org address.

Topics for talks are welcome. Please make suggestions for topics. Some suggested topics:

Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors, speakers, advisors, and friends, who are involved in helping to produce and attend the meetings.

Please forward this message to people who might be interested in attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and interests grow.

Consider registering for inclusion on our e-mail list. Registration instructions are provided on the DC SIGAda Web site.

Jeff Castellow, Vice Chair (Acting Chair), DC SIGAda

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updated 2 February 2000