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My personal involvement in SEAS/SHARE Europe

This page puts together Klaus Daubes personal history in SEAS and SHARE Europe.

The Document Processing project
Document processing at my employing company
Voluntary work for SHARE Europe

[Navigate on this page] The Document Processing project

The Annual Report 1981 reports about the creation of a new project:

Although this poject has not yet met, a manager1 has been appointed and the expected sphere of activities is as follows:

The project will use the normal SEAS channels to promote exchange of user experience and communication with IBM. Additionally, the project intends to tackle the area of document processing from the point of view of the user.

Further development

From 1982 to 1985 Anders Berglund from Cern in Geneva was the project manager.

From 1984 to 1988 Klaus Daube was Project Secratary. At my 5th conference 1985 I presented our work done at OBRZ: the formatter Susi.

1986 in St. Helier, Jersey (25th Anniversaray of SEAS), Anders did not not show up - he has moved from Cern to Boulder, Colorado. So I automatically became Project Manager. At that conference I could convince Dr. Kurt Neuenschwander from BEDAG, Berne (later: Swiss Re in Zürich) to become Project Secretary.

1988 I became Deputy Requirements Manager and hence Kurt became Project Manager of the Office Systems Project (as it was named then). As a Secretary of the project Jean-Pierre Cabnié (a member of the NLA gang) could be recruited.

1988 in Davos the so called 'Davos Requirement' was issued - the ground setting for the development of a new White Paper, which was published in 1990.

Area of interest 1984

Annual Report 1985 highlights an important activity

National Character Task Force Report: Over the last few years SEAS has been pressing IBM for asolution to the problems experienced by Data Processing (DP) users in non english-spekaing countries when using hardware and software from IBM.

There are four categories of these problems:

When installed in non English-speaking countries, most IBM products suffer a degradation and/or user frienliness and/or performance.

In September 1985 the EAS National Character TAsk Force issued the final version of its report. This report is considered one of the best documents in this area. It has been handed over to IBM top mangement in Paris in November 1985.

Note: The report has been given the widest publicity, with copies to most of the editors of Computing papers and journals, and to some general newspapers, such as, in UK, the "Times" and the "Manchester Guardian". It had an effect even on non-IBM companies: for example we got feedback from Hewlett Packard.

[Navigate on this page] Document processing at my employing company

At the time this SEAS project was established I was involved in a document procesing at may employer: we developed a formatter to be run in MVS: Susi. Hence there was great interest in the topics presented at the SEAS project. One speaker in the second conference I attend (see column KLD in the table of conferences) was Charles Goldfarb, the 'father' of GML and SGML. GML was one option in our company project, hence the heavy interest in this SEAS project.

For further details you may look at my cv.

[Navigate on this page] Voluntary work for SHARE Europe

I attended my first SHARE Europe conference in 1982. As all voluntary organisations live from the give and take principle, I soon became active in this organisation and eventually received the golden 10-year service award from the last president of the organisation. During my time with SHARE Europe I was involved in various activities:



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