I think this would be a good thing to voice concerns about. People
should compose their own emails about how this will affect them and/or
their relationship with IBM and send them to the email address provided.

IBM will (of course) always seek to increase their revenue off the
iSeries. Buyers should keep the brakes on as much as possible.

Patricia Haberman wrote:

>Has anyone heard about this?  What do you think?
>We want to let you know about a decision that IBM recently made. When you
>upgrade to OS/400 V5R1, you will have to license the IBM Media and Storage
>Extensions (MSE) feature to run any backup and recovery software program,
>including Robot/SAVE. This is because IBM has now included a necessary 
>tapeexit API in MSE. This API was FREE for many years. Now, IBM wants you to 
>pay for it. The license for this feature will cost you about $1,000 per
>machine...... If
>you would like to voice your concerns to IBM, write to Kimberly Stevenson,
>Vice President, iSeries, Marketing, Server Group. Her e-mail address is
>kantwell@us.ibm.com. She can reverse this decision, if she wants to.

Chris Rehm

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