April 15, 2005

20 Years of Business Programming Converted to O/S

Bill Fahy writes "Twenty Years of Business Programming to be Converted to Open-Source

Tri-Stanna Industries
of Morehead City, NC, will convert more than twenty
years of business management programming into Open-Source 'Intranet' web
services. Over 750,000 lines of code for business information processing
from a variety of platforms, operating systems and languages will
be involved in the conversion to 'Web' standards.

Tri-Stanna Industries
was formed in the late eighties, as an extension to the
engineering services of our family business. Our engineering background has
been in the industrial, manufacturing and electrical fields and culminated in
the automated production of 'Business Information Systems'. Our modular
systems included many facets of business control in both large and small
operations. We focused then and now on reliability, security, and utility.

Tri-Stanna Industries

provides services that can make affordable and maintainable
'Information Systems' a reality for the business community. Our systems can
run on a single PC or serve multi-national operations with centralized
mainframes or clusters. We provide evaluation, design, procurement,
installation and training services for any size business or organization.

We feel that the 'Open-Source" community offers the best opportunity to
strengthen and provide growth for worldwide business operations. It allows
each business to compete using information that is crucial to it's success.
We need business community support to complete this conversion. The services
that we provide to help individual businesses get started in moving forward will
also help us to survive to convert more code to general 'Open-Source'. The
additions and modifications to our 'GPL' code remain with the sponsor to
protect their business secrets and practices.

The Menu selections and Data Forms

will be available as they are converted and will be in XHTML1.0-strict and CSS-2 format
with XML extensions. They will be copyrighted and released under the
'GNU General Public License'.
and will be posted at
"www.tristanna.com" under the
'Menu Tree' selection. All the other
components are "Open-Source" and are also currently available on the internet.

The components of each completed system are:

MENUS

Users are able to navigate the program selections in a
descending 'Menu' structure using the keyboard or a pointing device. The
selections included in each menu segment reflect the requirements of the
individual business, department and user.

DATA-FORMS

Each successful business collects information about vendors,
customers, and products in a format that is unique to their operations. This
should be preserved in their information system. Each of our forms can be
easily modified to include any content that can benefit a particular business.

IMPORT/EXPORT ABILITY

The data record files produced by the system are able to be exported as ASCII
or EBCDIC, fixed-field-length or character-delimited files regardless of the
original persistant format. The records in those files can then be easily
imported into another system or data format.

DATA-FILES, OPERATING ENVIRONMENT and SECURITY FACTORS

We recommend "Open-Source" systems such as 'LAMP' (Linux,Apache,MySQL,PHP).
Other databases and client-side and server-side interfaces can be used with
the 'Menus' and 'Forms' to provide unlimited user depth and security.
Permissions for each running program must be confirmed by authorization of
the uniquely identified user and/or machine.

Contact:  Bill Fahy       3210 Country Club Rd.      

Morehead City,   NC  28557
252-247-3037            
info@tristanna.com"

Link: tristanna.com

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