posted Mar 1, 2012, 5:04 AM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Mar 1, 2012, 9:43 AM ]
From: Jeff Ogden
Date: January 23, 2012 2:16:42 PM EST
To: Marvin Parnes, Jack Bernard

I've got a question or two for you.

We'd like to make three programs that were developed at U-M available as part of the runable version of MTS. One is MIDAS, a statistical package developed by Dan Fox and others at the U-M's Statistical Research Laboratory. The second is TEXTEDIT, a text and word processing program that was also developed by Dan Fox at the Stat Lab. And the last is MICRO, an early relational and set theoretic database program initially developed in part by Dave Childs as part of the ARPA sponsored Conversational Use of Computers (CONCOMP) project at the Computing Center and in part at the U-M's Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR). Back in those days all three organizations (the Computing Center, the Stat Lab, and ILIR) reported to OVPR.

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From: Jeff Ogden
Subject: Re: STAT:MIDAS, STAT:TEXTEDIT, and ILIR:MICRO under MTS [an update]
Date: February 23, 2012 8:54:00 AM EST
To: Marvin Parnes, Jack Bernard

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I understand the relationship between MICRO and STDS a bit better now after several conversations with David Childs, David Hetrick, and e-mail with Malcolm Cohen (Malcolm was the PI on the LMIS project at ILIR that developed MICRO, LMIS was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor).  MICRO is the Information Retrieval System that makes use of STDS (Set-Theoritic Data Structure) software. The concept and a prototype implementation of STDS was developed by David Childs as part of the ARPA sponsored CONCOMP project at the U-M Computing Center. The new version of STDS that was used as part of MICRO was developed by the Set-Theoretic Information Systems Corporation (STIS) where David was a Vice President. 
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From: Marvin Parnes
Subject: Re: STAT:MIDAS, STAT:TEXTEDIT, and ILIR:MICRO under MTS [an update]
Date: February 29, 2012 7:15:17 PM EST
To: Jeff Ogden
Cc: Jack Bernard

Hi Jeff,

You may proceed as you propose--both Unit Directors have been informed and are comfortable with what you propose.
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From: Jeff Ogden
Subject: permission to include ILIR:MICRO as part of the MTS distributions
Date: March 1, 2012 7:44:06 AM EST
To: D L Childs
Cc: Dave Hetrick, Malcolm Cohen, Steve Burling


We just received permission from Marvin Parnes, U-M's Associate Vice President for Research, to include the versions of ILIR:MICRO, STAT:MIDAS, and STAT:TEXTEDIT from 1996 as part of the distribution of MTS. Before we go ahead and make MICRO available I want to confirm what you told me on the phone two weeks ago or so, that you are comfortable including the STDS software that is used by MICRO in the material we will make available.

MTS is being made freely available to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY). MICRO and several other programs will be included in object code only form with their distribution and use restricted to use with MTS.  I've attached a draft copy of the MTS copyright statement with ILIR:MICRO added to the list of proprietary program products.  Let me know if this looks OK.

It will probably take two or three weeks to package everything up and make it available.


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We would like to thank the organizations listed below for their
permission to include object code only versions of their proprietary
program products. The organizations hold the rights to their program
products, any use of the program products is limited to use under the
control of the Michigan Terminal System, and the program products may
not be used or distributed separately unless permission for such use or
distribution is separately and explicitly stated in writing for the
individual proprietary program product.

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ILIR:MICRO, Copyright © the Regents of the University of Michigan, distributed 
with permission. STDS software, Copyright © Set-Theoretic Information
Systems Corporation (STIS), included with permission from D.L. Childs.

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From: "Childs, D L"
Subject: Re: permission to include ILIR:MICRO as part of the MTS distributions
Date: March 1, 2012 10:48:43 AM EST
To: Jeff Ogden

It looks OK.