Artifact Details

Title

Hewlett Packard software workshop : session three : ISV and VAR technologies up to the mid-1980s

Catalog Number

102739966

Type

Text

Date

2008-06-05

Contributor

Adamson, Michael, Participant
Alberts, Gerard, Historian
Bergquist, Richard, Participant
Browne, Martin, Participant
Bugos, Glenn, Historian
Cooper, Steve, Participant
Damm, Jack, Participant
Dennis, Steve, Participant
Gentry, Grace, Participant
Gorfinkel, Martin, Participant
Grad, Burt, Moderator
Green, Bob, Participant
House, Charles H., Participant
Jerger, Douglas, SI SIG Member
Keet, Lee, Editor
Klein, Mark, Participant
Kurtzig, Sandy, Participant
Mahoney, Michael, Historian
Mecham, Douglas J., Participant
Ray, Bruce, Participant
Rego, Alfredo, Participant
Sakakihara, Phil, Participant
Sieler, Stan, Participant
Thorpe, Harper, Participant
White, Fred, Participant
Woc, Rene, Participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

44 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Representatives from software product companies that developed and sold software for Hewlett Packard computers along with ex-HP employees, historians and journalists discussed the evolution of HP as a hardware/software company in the 1970s and 1980s. They talk about co-operation/competition with HP, licensing, maintenance and other issues relating to the development and marketing of software products over the period. This session focused on the technological aspects of building systems, application enabling, and applications products using HP interfaces. The direct relations between HP and the ISVs and VARs as to functions and performance were covered as well as the economic considerations for using these HP systems products. HP’s support (or non-support) of the ISV and VAR R&D activities were debated. The session also considered how the software companies insured product quality before release and provided technical assistance to their customers.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Client/server; Development methodology; HP3000; ISV (independent software vendor); License pricing; Maintenance pricing; RISC; Software development; Software licensing; Software maintenance; Software portability; SPL; UNIX; User groups; VAR (Value Added Reseller); Volokh, Eugene; Volokh, Vladimir

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X4698.2008