• Subject: Re: PID (was Old System)
  • From: "Roger Pence" <rp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 18:11:04 -0500

>My echo on PID is that they used to offer the LIPI's (licensed internal
>program interface-??) to vendors working to develop products to run on
>AS/400's.  This was great because it encouraged innovation.
>Sadly, I heard that when ole Microsoft wanted to subscribe to the LIPI's
>for their SNA Server and Windows related products IBM decided NO and that
>they would simply discontinue that availability of the LIPI's altogether
>since they couldn't really provide them to everyone but MS.
>There was some talk about starting up the LIPI system again but nothing has


Hey, I heard that MS rumor too somewhere. Over some wierd beans if I recall.
All the to California, straight outta soy bean country, and I'm paying to
eat the darned things!

I heard from a pretty good source the other day that the LIPI program is
near the on-again stage. Also, the IBMer I spoke with said previous
subscribers would be kept in the loop and at least have a bone thrown their
way as to getting the new stuff.


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