That is my point.  IBM doesn't have a monopoly.  You can migrate your app to
ORacle on Unix, use SOAP for your business logic, and a small web client or
VB/Delphi client for your display.

You only have to go to IBM for green screen.  But that is like saying MS has
a monopoly on your application because you wrote it in VB, which only MS
provides.  You can rewrite it for soemthing else if you want, though.

Proprietary is not a monopoly.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "Leif Svalgaard" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: Changed to: Interactive Tax

> I'm sure the Oracle people would disagree with that.
> Didn't the Oracle guy just a few weeks ago say that
> Oracle beats DB2 hands down?
> From: Adam Lang <>
> > You had to go to Standard Oil to use a combustion engine.
> > You have to go to IBM to handle large databases?
> >
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