June. 7, 2004
SOBA Framework 1.1.3 is released!
Download the Framework

Mar. 30, 2004
Mobile version of SOBA Framework is released!
Download the Framework

Mar. 5, 2004
TECOAS 0.9,a system based on Framework for joint creation of documents, is released.
Website of TECOAS

Mar. 4, 2004
Framework 1.1.2 is released!

Dec. 25, 2003
Framework 1.1.1 is released!

Oct. 24, 2003
Framework 1.1 is released!

Sept. 13, 2003
TECOAS 0.2,a system based on Framework 1.0 ß for joint creation of documents, is released.
Website of TECOAS

July. 25, 2003
Framework 1.0 ß build 29 is released!

June. 6, 2003
Framework 1.0 ß build 27 is released!

May. 16, 2003
Framework 1.0 ß build 25 is released!

April. 25, 2003
A system based on Framework 1.0 ß, TECOAS, to support the joint creation of documents is released.

April. 23, 2003
Framework 1.0 ß build 24 is released!
*For a while, we are planning a short interval revision up.

April. 15, 2003
Release of SOBA Framework 1.0 ß
The framework can be downloaded from the website of the Internet Community Pioneers with Open-Development, a specified nonprofit organization (application submitted).

From Open Source to Open Process
The SOBA project is a corporate-academic joint project continuing until March 2005. This is an unprecedented attempt to allow groups from different backgrounds to cooperate in developing open-source software. Although there are a number of restrictions, our goal is an open development process in which users, external developers, etc., can participate as much as possible in improving the framework and adding features. We also hope to achieve close cooperation with other open-source communities such as Linux. We look forward to your participation!

Mar. 20, 2003
Although SOBA Framework 1.0 ß was due to be released at the end of March, we had to extend this date to April 15th in order to provide a product of even higher quality. We apologize to those who have eagerly awaited this new release.

Mar. 1, 2003
We plan to make SOBA Framework 1.0 ß downloadable from a non-profit organization (NPO) site based on a general public license (GPL). The target group of this latest release of Framework 1.0 ß consists of users who already have a certain amount of technical knowledge, but the Framework 2.0 ß to be released in August or September of this year will be aimed toward a wider range of general users.

We also plan to release TECOAS Version 0.1 on April 25th, a system based on Framework 1.0 ß to support the joint creation of documents.

Aug. 30, 2002
The SOBA R&D project was selected for the "100 Million Yen Annual Scale" category of the Scientific and Technical Promotion Adjustment Funds program of Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. This refers to the first year of a 3-year business plan.


Aug. 26, 2002
Began shipping the SOBA framework alpha version, with deliveries being made about a couple of weeks after receiving applications.

Aug. 9, 2002
The Web site of Mainichi Shimbun carried an article which stated that the SOBA Project Secretariat "is not interested in working together with American companies," but this does not reflect our intent. This erroneous information was corrected in a subsequent article.

July 9, 2002
Release of the SOBA framework alpha version Instructions for requesting the alpha version, and participating as an application member