The JMRI Project and software patents
Posted Oct 12, 2006 2:49 UTC (Thu) by coolgames
Parent article: The JMRI Project and software patents
I am just recently made aware of this discussion but I will be trying to research my past effort to automate a HO train layout at DIGITAL Educational Services in Bedford , Mass at Crosbey Drive from November 1980 to October 1990.
I was the technical instructor for DPM - which was Distributed Plant Management which later became DEC Dataway. We were developing the curiculum to train on the RSX-llM+ for use in automated process control. We downloaded via a multicast the RSX-11S image that would have standalone instructions to control what it was DIGITALLY connected to such a automated factory floor. The host PDP-11/70 would tell the remote systems what to do over DECNET.
The HO layout was built for a fellow instructor who was previously a teacher in public schools and had an interest in model trains.
I will talk to my supervisor who works locally and may have been responsible for that layout's design and build. He may also know how it may have been used and where it ended up,
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