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Re: OMG proposal for macromolecular structure

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  • Subject: Re: OMG proposal for macromolecular structure
  • From: Philip Bourne <bourne@SDSC.EDU>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 03:58:08 +0100 (BST)
Hi: It should be noted that this is a joint effort and that Doug Greer at
UCSD has been working on this for over a year now on behalf of the PDB.


On Mon, 18 Sep 2000, Brian McMahon wrote:

> I am forwarding part of a message received from John Westbrook. 
> "CORBA" (the Common Object Request Broker Architecture) is a protocol
> designed to facilitate the exchange of information between diverse data
> repositories, and it is a standard promulgated by the Object Management
> Group (OMG). Initiatives such as these are essential to promote
> intercommunication between the many parties who wish to share information
> through the WorldWide Web, federated databases and other metadata
> exchange processes, and it is a substantial achievement to have defined the
> content for a major subject area on the basis of a CIF dictionary. I
> congratulate John on having got so far, and wish the project every success;
> and I commend this work to COMCIFS as a whole.
> Best wishes
> Brian
> ----- Forwarded message from John Westbrook <jwest@rcsb.rutgers.edu> -----
> I am happy to report from the meeting last week that the 
> OMG proposal for macromolecular structure is well on track.
> The CORBA implementation follows the mmCIF dictionary quite
> strictly.   In fact one the great successes here is that the
> OMG has recognized the IUCr as setting the content for this
> area.   This is a very important accomplishment which will
> make the long term relationship with the OMG a complimentary
> one.   The final vote on the proposal will take place in 
> a couple of months.   
> Regards,
> John
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