I ran into another exploiter last week. This guy uses the term “Native Flute School” in regards to a thing he and his wife do. Both are extremely non-Native, and seem to have no idea about “us” as People or Peoples. It is the norm for these guys to ignore me, or talk down to me, or talk angrily to me. Why? They are not used to a Native standing up and speaking. In their world, all it takes is some hard looks, sharp words, or simply ignoring the likes of me to make the problem go away. Well, they just re-ignited the fire within me. I come to this point and begin to feel sorry for these rootless grave robbers. Yet, I know this time I cannot. This must be the final, epic battle. The lines are drawn and I will not rest until the exploitation stops, or someone ends up in Federal Court. We need this resolved. Is the term “native”, ours? Is our Identity ours? I should seek an expert, an expert in Intellectual Property Rights…oh wait, it seems the latest exploiter, Mr. Clint Goss, IS an expert! And a Ph.D. no less! Why is it the ones exploiting the name “Native” for gatekeeping/commerce purposes are always so well educated…and well off? We have nothing, no money, no nothing, but they want more. I will write more and this issue and seek others’ help in resolving this ongoing situation. Why don’t they adapt/adopt any other name other than Native? Why not use the TRADITIONAL NAMES THEY CAME UP WITH FOR DESCRIBING THE SIYOTANKA? BLOCK FLUTE,COURTING FLUTE, LOVE FLUTE,OR EVEN NORTH AMERICAN FLUTE, and leave our Native Identity and Cultural Rights intact? Take a look at his resume: http://www.goss.com/ClintGossResume.pdf
6 Fieldcrest Road, Westport, CT 06880
phone: 203-454-1479 fax: 203-222-0895 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: http://www.goss.com
Summary: Consultant with 30+ years experience in software design and implementation, international
technology consulting, and technology intellectual property litigation. Extensive experience with GUI design,
Internet technologies, Perl, X/Motif, C++, Unix, and compiler design.
Expert Witness / Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation
Served as a testifying expert witness and research expert in these intellectual property cases:
Advanced Monitoring Systems, Stamford, CT – October–November 2010
AMS vs. NYSRWB, involving the evaluation of independent monitoring systems. Research expert witness
for the prosecution.
ASCAP (Am. Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), NY – Aug 2008 – Jan 2009
ASCAP vs. AOL, RealNetworks, and Yahoo!, involving the determination of licensing fees for
downloads of digital music.
Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd., Tel Aviv – July 2008 – June 2009
Yeda vs. NDC (News Data Corporation) and NDS (News Data Service), involving the licensing of
patents in the area of digital cryptography. Research expert witness for the prosecution.
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., New Brunswick, NJ – August 2006 – August 2007
Prism vs. Johnson & Johnson, involving US Patent No. 6,516,416, in the area of network security.
Testifying expert witness for the defendant.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher, New York – March 2004 – February 2006
Reuters vs. Bloomberg, involving Reuters’ US Patent Nos. 5,924,082, 5,924,083, and 6,260,025, in the
area of automated trading systems. Testifying expert witness for the defendant. Performed research and
authored expert reports and opinion documents.
International Consulting / Technical Assistance
Provided technical assistance on a pro-bono basis, primarily for businesses and NGOs in developing
countries. Projects have included:
CNFA / Alva LLC, Sachkhere, Republic of Georgia – January-February 2012 – Developed a Web
strategy for use by farm service centers throughout Georgia, including an initial web site for one FSC
(www.alvafsc.com) that serves 4,000 rural farmers.
Hebron University, West Bank – January-February 2011 – Taught undergraduate classes in Operating
Systems, Software Engineering, Systems Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Education, and
Music. Also provided technical assistance to the University.
Wat Nong Sikhunmeuang, Luang Prabang, Laos – March 2009 – English as a second language taught
for monks of the Buddhist Monastery.
Beneficio Río Frío and Café Marcala, Santa Bárbara, Honduras – February-March 2008 – Graphics
and web site development for these two coffee producers.
Land O’ Lakes, Lusaka, Zambia – February-April 2007 – Designed and implemented six web sites for
organizations in the livestock and agriculture sectors in Zambia.
Cooperative College of Kenya, Nairobi – February-March 2005 – Taught a course in Internet
technologies and networking for professors and lecturers of the College.
School of Higher Economics, Moscow, Russia – February-March 2004 – Taught an undergraduate-level
course in Internet Technologies.
Sanita Pharmaceuticals and Office Express, Varna, Bulgaria – February-March 2003 – Assisted
Sanita, the largest retail and importer of pharmaceuticals, with the re-design of their web site. Also
worked with Office Express, a major distributor of office supplies, with a data-mining project.
Bulbrew, Varna, Bulgaria – February-March 2002 – Assisted Bulbrew, a producer of domestic
Bulgarian beer, with market analysis and computer systems development. Also assisted Bulgarian
businesses dealing with hotel management software, web site development, and e-commerce
Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Windhoek, Namibia – March-April 2001 – Developed
a web site and web-based application for the Chamber of Commerce –
TCG Software, Calcutta, India – January-February 2000 – Designed and led a seminar on Web-based
application development. The seminar trained TCG technical staff in developing web-based front ends for
existing legacy systems as well as quickly prototyping and developing new Web-based applications.
Florimash, Harare, Zimbabwe – July-August 1998 – Designed and implemented a small industrial
forecasting model and operations management system in Microsoft Excel and Visual Basic.
Developed the web site http://www.Interopp.org in 2001-2002 to provide information and promote technical
assistance projects in developing countries.
Technology Consulting and Teaching
Consulting projects and teaching assignments in areas of computer technology, done primarily through my
own consulting company Clint Goss Consultants, Ltd established in 1986:
New York University / SCPS, New York – May – July 2000
Taught Perl Programming, X52.9543, http://www.Goss.com/perl.
Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT and Tokyo, Japan – January 1997 – December 1999
Designed an application framework for recasting existing client-server and character-oriented applications
on the Web and other Internet protocols. Implemented Web-based applications in this framework for
collecting and disseminating laboratory test results, collecting raw data on clinical trials from physicians’
offices, and selectively unblinding patients in a clinical trial. Implementation in Perl under Solaris using
Oracle datastores and Apache.
Expanded the Web-based application framework developed at Pfizer / Groton for internationalization and
localization in Japanese and English. Worked with Tokyo technical people to build a new Japanese Webbased
New York Stock Exchange / Securities Industry Automation Corp, New York – April 1993 -
Designed and implemented the system for managing the users, X-terminals, and market data services
available on the trading floor of the NYSE. The system manages the configuration of the secure TCP
network serving the specialists, brokers, and administrators on the floor. Implementation in C++ for
Motif, using a SYBASE/Allbase hybrid datastore.
Shark Information Services, New York, NY – December 1992 – February 1993
Ported the TAL-to-C translator implemented under Tandem Guardian to SunOS.
Purvis Systems, New London, CT – June – October 1992
Overhauled a large shipboard transaction-based digital switching application. Converted from single-user
to multi-user. Added fault tolerance to meet stringent requirements. Implementation in C under VMS.
Strategic Information Systems, Hartford, CT – April – May 1992
Converted a real-time graphics application from OS/2 to SunOS on a Sun IPX. Major components
included digital video, satellite communications, and a distributed database.
Singer Link, Binghampton, NY – July 1991 – March 1992
Consulted on a very large, secure, military flight simulator. Dealt with Ada compilation issues, including
the efficiency of generated code, compilation tools, project organization, and real-time performance.
Developed tools in Ada for managing software on a very large project.
Transvik Systems AB, Madison, CT – August 1989 – March 1991
Designed and implemented a stock and bond trading system. Implementation in C under DecWindows
and VMS. Port to 386 under SystemV/OpenLook. Developed tools for aiding in the production of XWindows
based applications. Converted the on-line trading engines from a DEC proprietary messaging
system (PAMS, now DecNet Task-to-Task) to AT&T Tuxedo. Designed workstation applications for
handling remote feeds, market control, and system control.
Concurrent Computer Corporation (Perkin Elmer), Red Bank, NJ – March 1988 – June 1989
Improved Concurrent’s Ada compiler for the 3280 architecture. Optimized the generated code using loop
induction variable elimination and loop-based global register allocation. Redesigned critical areas of the
parser and optimizer. Implementation work done in Ada and C under OS/32.
New York Stock Exchange / Securities Industry Automation Corp, New York – Aug 1987 -
Designed and implemented a translator to convert software written in TAL into C. The translator ran
under Tandem Guardian, translating TAL code developed for the Tandem environment.
AT&T, Summit, NJ – September 1987 – April 1988
Evaluated and expanded the AT&T methodology for C compiler optimization. Evaluated AT&T C on the
80386 as compared with three competing compilers. Developed
Quadtree Software Corp, Somerville, NJ – August 1986 – October 1988
Designed and implemented a set of source-to-source translators. Translated hardware simulation code
written in Helix HHDL (a Pascal superset) into a wide range of simulation languages. Implemented
translators to output VHDL (an Ada-like language), Mentor Graphic’s BLM (a Pascal superset), HHB
System’s Cadat (a C-based language), Gateway’s Verilog (a C superset), and LSI Logic’s BSL (a custom
simulation language). Also implemented a translator for converting generic C code into Pascal.
Datapoint Corporation, Richardson, TX – April – July 1986
Designed and implemented a Unix interface for the Datapoint RMS environment. This allowed a series of
Unix-based compilers to be ported to RMS. Initiated the port of a Cobol 74 compiler.
Philon, Inc., New York, NY – August 1981 – February 1986
Designed and implemented a multi-language, multi-target compiler system under Unix. Responsibilities
ranged across all areas of strategic planning, design, and implementation, included global technical design
of the system, design and implementation of specific areas, and organizing a technical group of 43 people.
Employed with Philon from its inception as a startup company employing 4 people to its position as a
business with 94 employees.
Designed a compiling scheme that included multiple languages and targets as well as interpreters,
debuggers, aggressive optimization, and database interfaces. Oversaw the design of interfaces for
compiling C, COBOL, FORTRAN, Pascal, and BASIC. Developed a technology for producing code
generators for 68000, VAX, 8086, National 32032, and WE32000 architectures.
Designed and coded the symbol table and intermediate code interfaces. Implemented the code generator
generator as well as the core of the code generator. Designed and implemented the ISAM file structure.
Designed and implemented a workshop for Philon products on the Macintosh. Designed the general
optimization strategy; implemented the assembly level optimizer; researched and implemented a
retargettable Machine Code Optimizer.
Courant Institute, New York University, New York, NY – August 1979 – August 1981
Participated in the design and implementation of the first validated Ada compiler.
Taught undergraduate courses for Computer Science majors in Machine Language and Programming
Languages while working on my doctorate. Designed and taught a course in Systems Programming. Gave
numerous lectures at the graduate level on incremental LR parsing, software testing, and the NYU/Ada
Bankwire, New York, NY – May 1979 – August 1980
Designed and implemented an on-line transaction archival system for recording financial transactions on
the Bankwire communications network. Handled real-time acquisition of transactions, with facilities for
redundant backup and extensive statistics gathering.
Incoterm, Inc., Wellsley Hills, MA – May 1977 – June 1979
Designed and implemented software for the first automated teller machine and several other on-line
communications systems. Interfaced Incoterm terminals to mainframes using IBM 3270 and Honeywell
VIP 7700 protocols.
Authored three books of transcribed music for the first three albums of Grammy-winner Mary
Youngblood from May 2002 to April 2004 for Silverwave Records. Work done using Finale.
Music Facilitation – currently offer workshops for players of the Native Flute – http://www.ClintGoss.com.
Established the project studio Manifest Spirit Records (www.ManifestSpirit.com) and released a series of
production CDs. See Publications below.
Designed various music-related web sites:
http://www.Flutopedia.com – Native American Flute resources.
http://www.NativeFluteSchool.com – Native American Flute workshops.
http://www.MusicForPeople.org – redesigned and reorganized this web site in 2006.
http://www.ShrutiBox.com – web site for this East Indian drone instrument.
http://www.ReturnToChild.com – for the book Return to Child.
Education and Training
New York University – B.A., M.S., and Ph.D., all in Computer Science (completed in 1986).
Commercial Pilot with Instrument and Flight Instructor ratings.
Certified Music Facilitator, Music for People (www.MusicForPeople.org), October 2007.
From War to Peace – Transforming Generational Trauma into Healing (by Dr. Ani Kalayjian,
produced by Clint Goss), Manifest Spirit Records, August 2010, http://www.Alba-CD.com.
Alba (by Eugene Carr, with Peter Dubner and David Rudge, produced by Clint Goss), Manifest Spirit
Records, July 2010, http://www.Alba-CD.com.
The Listening Book and The Musical Life (by W. A. Mathieu, produced by Clint Goss), Manifest Spirit
Records, November 2008, http://www.ListeningBookAudio.com.
JazzGrass (by Eric Miller), co-published by Manifest Spirit Records, February 2008, http://www.JazzGrass.net.
The Darling Conversations – Volume 1 (by David Darling and Julie Weber, produced by Clint Goss),
Manifest Spirit Records, December 2007, http://www.DarlingConversations.com.
Mystic Song (by Lynn Miller, produced by Clint Goss), Manifest Spirit Records, September 2007,
NAFTracks – a series of four CDs for Native Flute players February 2008, December 2008, August
2009, and December 2009 – http://www.NAFTracks.com.
SpiritGrass (audio CD with Eric Miller, David Darling, and Lynn Miller), Manifest Spirit Records,
September 2006, http://www.SpiritGrass.com.
Three books of transcribed music for the first three albums of Grammy-winner Mary Youngblood.
The Offering, 136 pages, 2003.
Heart of the World, 56 pages, 2004.
Beneath the Raven Moon, 122 pages, 2005.
The Road Rally Handbook, 368 pages, Rally America, 1993.
Compilers Using a Universal Intermediate Language (with Peter Whyte and Richard Rosenberg), U.S.
Patent #4,667,290, 1987.
Optimizing Compilers (with Mark S. Meretzky and Benny Pollak), Proceedings of the 1986 UniForum
Machine Code Optimization – Improving Executable Object Code – Ph. D. Dissertation, New York
University, Courant Institute Technical Report No. 246, June 1986. Published January 18, 2010, General
Books LLC, ISBN 1-15350558-4 (978-1-15350558-1).
Now available on the web at http://www.ClintGoss.com/mco/.
Optimizing Compilers Satisfy Heavy Processing Needs (with M. S. Meretzky), Computer Design,
Optimizing Compilers Decrease Native Code and Speed Execution, Computer Technology Review,
Summer 1985, pages 25-30.
Macro Substitutions in MICRO SPITBOL – a Combinatorial Analysis, (with Martin Charles
Golumbic and Robert B. K. Dewar), Proc. 11th Southeastern Conference on Combinatorics, Graph
Theory and Computing, Congressus Numerantium 29, Utilitas Math., Winnipeg, Canada, 1980, pages
The NYU Ada Translator and Interpreter (with Robert B. K. Dewar, et al), Proceedings of the ACMSIGPLAN
Symposium on Ada programming language, pages 194-201, 1980, ISBN:0-89791-030-3, doi:
10.1145/948632.948659. Also published in ACM SIGPLAN Notices, Volume 15, Number 11, November
Micro Spitbol (with R. B. K. Dewar and M. C. Golumbic), New York University, Courant Institute
Technical Report No. 11, October 1979.
Perfect Elimination and Chordal Bipartite Graphs (with M. C. Golumbic), Journal of Graph Theory,
Volume 2, pages 155-163 (1978).