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May 2, 2000

03 00050 61 00050202

Mr. Morris E. Jones
Business Unit Manager
Cable Network Operation
Intel Corporation
350 East Plumeria; Mail Stop CHP3-105
San Jose, CA 95124

Subject:   Intel Sponsor Mtg with LANL

Dear Morris,

Sent you a copy of a letter from LANL indicating the meeting on SDS may be pushed to June. There is discussion of purchasing SDS, and mild interest in considering common project activity. One outcome of this meeting for me is to see if anyone can be interested in SDS given its DOS platform. My goal is to move it to Windows, but, as it sits, there is nothing close to SDS for aiding daily "intelligence," as you noted on January 16. Accordingly, I am curious to see if someone with Cliff's responsibility can recognize advanced capability by virtue of the design alone; or, whether cultural barriars presented by the Windows mistique overwhelms judgement of an expert.

Showing SDS program details, as Cliff requests, increases the need for support in a meeting to help guard against revealing too much. Is it standard practice for a non-disclosure agreement to come up in advance of such a meeting? If the meeting moves to June, would you participate, assuming your schedule permits? This is separate from meeting at Intel, although that remains a condition that would be useful, if it could be arranged.

Cliff's interest in purchasing SDS for internal use seems like it would require a license granting internal use, but prohibiting reengineering, developing any related stuff, so on and so forth.



Rod Welch