OpenDB Ontology was conceived in May 1998 to promote the Common PublicPIM structure definitions
offered by ASAP Telesis technologies . It is an open structure for use as a common
data for multiple applications.
forces contributed to the creation of the User Group:The rise of the Internet and
the ease by which we transmit data of all types including database data has
made easy interoperability of Database systems even more important than before. Anyone
from a one-person shop to a large corporation could use the Internet or corporate
intranets to transmit, view, print and update database files, or to query those files for
the information within them. Thus, the already-existing perception that open standards are
better for computer users grew to the force of an imperative as the sharing of files grew
more and more common.
The number of database files
containing valuable data keeps growing. There are millions of files in existence. The
valuable data stored in these files was kept in many different proprietary structures and
structures which are not readily accessible either to end users or to programs that might
extract data from the files, display them, or perform other useful functions. In order to
create a market demand for this capability, a number of developers are providing
documentation and programming examples to demonstrate a generic method of building
database structures and accessing that provides a central data resource available to many
In early 1998 ASAP Telesis
technologies provided the basic design of the structure and layout of an
idea called OMNIBUS
as part of the overall plan to help make the OpenDB Ontology an open
standard. ASAP Telesis
technologies then joined with the others to create the OpenDB
Common PublicPIM Structure,
and donated the
diagrams and prototype programs produced by
Telesis technologies to potential users for their non-exclusive use in promoting the OpenDB
Common PublicPIM structure definition and layout as an open
The Creators of the
OpenDB Ontology are committed to maintaining the availability of OpenDB
PublicPIM structure definition as an open standard, usable by all programs that need to access
valuable database data regardless of language or platform.
Between 1998 and 2007
ASAP Telesis technologies had software created that has become known
as "PublicPIM" both as a desktop application and the basis for
These were dedicated to the idea of OpenDB Ontology to serve as examples of
how the concept can work.
The year 2006 was a breakthrough when "NEW" technology known
as Rich Internet Applications became available and a new site was
created to promote this new technology.
will now register new users and spread our idea.
The founders include:
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