I wrote a Visual Basic app.  It is PROPRIETRY, Micorsoft does NOT have a
MONOPOLY on my application.

You write a C++ application and it has a couple API calls that are unique to
Irix Unix.  Does that make Irix a monopoly to your app?  No.  You DO have an
alternative to rewrite it to move soemwhere else.

Just because one is a bigger job than others, does not make it proprietary.

If 5250 apps were monopolistic from IBM, how come people on another thread
were talking about iSeries LOSING customers?  Apparently they are able to
move their apps somewhere else, right?

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "Leif Svalgaard" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: Changed to: Interactive Tax

> You ought to know better. But just in case: for the 5250 people
> there is nowhere else to go. And most people don't want to
> re-engineer something that works, so they are stuck. That's
> the monopoly.
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