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T3 - Open Systems

About This Committee

Technical Committee T3 is responsible for the development of the National Standard Reference Model on Open Distributed Processing (ODP). The ODP will model the features and functions required to achieve a transparent distributed processing platform. This model will be used to coordinate future standards development in the area of distributed processing, much as the Reference Model of Open Systems Interconnection was used to coordinate communications standardization.

Technical Committee T3 is the U.S. TAG to JTC 1/SC 6/WG 1*, WG7, WG10 and SC7/WG19 and provides recommendations on U.S. positions to the JTC 1 TAG.

* The TAG for Project 5 in SC6/WG1 is the responsibility of IEEE.


  • Group ChairEdward Stull, MiddleGate Inc
  • Vice ChairPaul Thorpe, OSS Nokalva
  • Int'l. RepJohn Day, Boston University

Staff Contacts

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Rachel Porter

Associate Manager, Standards Operations


Group Participants