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Extended OSI 7 layer protocol stack Read this white paper as a PDF. Please contact us for a copy of this white paper.

This white paper describes how Ripose extends the OSI (open standard interchange) protocol.

'Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic' Arthur C Clark - Technology and the Future.

The Internet is the next closest thing to magic. The sheer transparency of it comes down to the OSI Protocol Stack - a Seven-Layer network model, developed in 1970 - to help computer vendors move towards a common architectural model for network software.

The following diagram represents the 7 layer OSI Model:

Example of Programs supporting each Layer:
Layer Sub
Protocol Description Example
5 through 7 All Application Browsers, Word Processors, Spreadsheets,  Accounting Software etc
3 and 4 All TCP/IP Winsock.dll, SNA
1 and 2 2 Dialup IP Winsock.dll
Data base engine Hierarchical, Relational etc
Operating system Windows, Unix,  MacO/S, MVS etc
1 Circuit boards Wiring, plugs, Network adapters

Does that mean all that is required now is improved hardware and network performance?

No! Certainly not, according to Charles Richter of Ripose Pty Limited. So far only researchers and software engineers have benefited from the OSI model.

We have only gotten half way - from the ocean floor to sea level so as to speak. We have yet to fly!

The sky is where entrepreneurs usually hang out and they don't operate according to the laws of mechanics.

To paraphrase Peter Drucker, "business has a lot to do with marrying available resources with potential results". In other words, less to do with technology and more to do with sociology.

Richter launches his extension to the OSI model which continues the stack from "sea level" to the stars (the realm of creativity).

Too long has information been held hostage to technology.

This new meta protocol stack frees up the creative genius of the entrepreneur.

Richter's model, for the first time, allows an entrepreneur to model his enterprise (joint enterprise modeling). Then allows  business analysts  to design the business (joint requirements modeling).
And finally  analyst/programmers and software engineers to construct it (rapid application design).

The following 3 dimensional diagram shows the integration between the 7 layer OSI model & The Extended (Ripose 7 layer extension):

Example of program supporting each layer:
Layer Protocol Description Example
10 through 13 Joint enterprise model Ripose compiler
7 and 9 Joint requirements model

(For further details please see Ripose Technique).

The following venn diagram emphasises  the integration point between the OSI model and the proposed Ripose extension as well as who (non IT professional) is supported by whom (IT professional).
Client Server
Entrepreneur Information architect
User Analyst/Programmer
Researcher Software engineer

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