CI Labs

CI Labs

(Component Integration Labs) The Sunnyvale, California-based vendor consortium that managed OpenDoc. It dissolved in June of 1997.
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After a stint at Compare Asia Group, an online financial comparison resource, Lynch teamed up with two other young Irish guys: Tony Ennis, previously chief technology officer (CTO) at Web Summit owner Ci Labs and Tim Glynn, formerly from Goldman Sachs, to set up First Circle.
Philippines-based First Circle was established by Tony Ennis, who was earlier chief technology officer of Web Summit owner Ci Labs, former Morgan Stanley associate Patrick Lynch, and Dutchman Jorrit Koop, who was previously managing director of CompareAsiaGroup.
JavaBeans is an open component architecture specification that allows developers to create and use components that run in different environments, such as Microsoft's COM, CI Labs (Apple/IBM) OpenDoc and Netscape's LiveConnect.
The completed JavaBeans specification incorporates contributions from a broad range of companies, including Baan Company, Borland International, CI Labs, Corel Corporation, Informix, International Business Machines Corporation, JUSTSYSTEM, Lotus Development Corporation, Netscape Communications Corporation, Novell, Oracle Corporation, ParkPlace-Digitalk, Silicon Graphics, Inc.
The integration battle is being waged between OLE from Microsoft and OpenDoc from CI Labs, driven by Apple and IBM.
With its membership in CI Labs, Oracle strengthens its commitment to OpenDoc with the goal to deliver cross-platform client/server application development tools adhering to all industry standards.
The membership exchange between the IPC and CI Labs is a step towards making this a reality.
Caldera's participation in CI Labs assures that Caldera will be able to incorporate the latest OpenDoc advances and play a significant role in the evolution of OpenDoc for UNIX-based environments.
We look forward to contributing Bitstream's font technology expertise to assist the CI Labs association in realizing OpenDoc as an industry standard for component software.
The need to exchange multimedia data streams is universal,'' said Jed Harris, President of CI Labs, which is responsible for proliferation of the OpenDoc content interchange standard.
The vendor-neutral industry association has announced new associate and subscriber level memberships, giving ISVs, developers and users throughout the industry the opportunity to join CI Labs and guide the OpenDoc standard.
Working with CI Labs will benefit the evolution of both technologies by providing a channel for exchanging information between these two open organizations.