Where can I find papers about the ANDF technology ?
Mon, 28 Nov 1994 17:55:55 -0500
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How to get ANDF Information and Documentation
There is now an ANDF home page located on the OSF RI
World Wide Web server at URL:
Here you will find a brief overview of ANDF, along with
pointers to a collection of ANDF-related papers which
may be either viewed on-line or printed. All of the
papers from the "ANDF Technology Collected Papers"
series, currently four volumes, are contained on the
For those who are not Mosaic users, the ANDF papers may
also be obtained from the OSF RI anonymous FTP server
(ftp:riftp.osf.org) in the directory
pub/andf_coll_papers. Requests for ANDF information may
be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANDF Research Kit
The ANDF Research Kit released earlier this year
contains both the TDF technology from (Defense Research
Agency) DRA and the GANDF technology developed by the
OSF RI. The GANDF technology is a family of ANDF
installers which utilize the GCC code generators. The
Kit contains the C Producer and a collection of
installers for a variety of target
The purpose of the ANDF Research kit is to understand
the use of the ANDF technology:
a. for software distribution (the original ANDF
b. for developing and testing portable software (the
ANDF technology requires conformance to API
specifications, so it also serves as a good
c. as a compiler kit (a baseline for developing a
Due to the proprietary nature of this software, an ANDF
Cooperative Research Agreement must be signed prior to
receiving the software. The ANDF Cooperative Research
Agreement is available electronically via the Web or
from the OSF RI anonymous FTP server: The Web URL is:
Access the OSF RI anonymous FTP server at
ftp:riftp.osf.org and go to the pub/andf sub-directory.
Send completed agreements, including the questions in
Appendix B, to:
ANDF License Administrator
OSF Research Institute
11 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
Pricing for the ANDF Research Kit is based on
organization type. The Kit is for non-commercial use
only. Fees are principally to offset the cost of
preparation and distribution of the kit materials, plus
the administration of the ANDF Cooperative Research
Pricing is as follows:
OSF Members: $ 500.00
Universities: $ 200.00
A freely distributable subset of the ANDF Kit (Driver,
Linker, and GANDF installers) is also available via
anonymous FTP. No DRA licensed code is included in this
subset, so no Cooperative Research Agreement is
required. This subset allows users to experiment with
installing applications distributed in ANDF, such as
Mosaic, which will also be available via anonymous FTP.
Other applications may be posted from time to time.
Their availability will be announced in the ANDF home
E. Andrew Johnson email@example.com
OSF Research Institute
1 Cambridge Center Tel: (617) 621-7378
Cambridge, MA 02142 Fax: (617) 621-8696