Five Year Plan – Divided into Three Phases
The first phase (18 months) has two objectives:
the team (with industry participation) collectively agree on and specify standardized interfaces between system components through a series of regular meetings of the principals.
agree upon and create an initial integrated suite of conforming components (subset of architecture) which will be released and updated often throughout this phase.
Throughout this phase software made available to computer centers
Open invitation to the community to participate in specifications