Provide a National Software Works (NSW) Framework and Machine Connections
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MASSACHUSETTS COMPUTER ASSOCIATES INC WAKEFIELD
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The National Software Works NSW is a facility, resident on the Arpanet, intended to support the construction, use, maintenance, modification, verification, and storage of programs and bodies of information on which these programs operate. It is principally aimed at the construction of programs and at providing software tools which can be used in the construction activity. NSW is intended to facilitate both the administrative and technical aspects of these activities. Thus, it provides mechanisms for the exercise of fiscal and access control in the operation of a programming project, and also access and storage conveniences to programmers for the management of their files. The salient factor in the conception of NSW is the expectation that the hardware, software, and human resources needed for the execution of a task may be geographically and administratively dispersed, although connected through the network. Tools whose use is to be coordinated may be resident at different computer installations, possibly under the control of different organizations.
- Computer Programming and Software