Well said Jim. And, in the open source world it should be the community that "hypes" the code in any case. Having been on this bus since at least 2003 and seeing IBM begin to make moves toward embracing OSS (Apache, PHP and then the absolutely breakneck pace set over the past two years) I couldn't be happier. IBM supplied distributions on a platform I love! What more could you ask for?

The fact that there are many more "parking places" set aside in the product means that there is more to come. If anybody wants a two-day onsite grounding it what is currently released you may want to check out the Common offering in December: "IBM i Forum: New Open Source Languages" http://common.org/index.php/focused-education-series.html

Pete Helgren
www.petesworkshop.com
GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java

On 10/9/2015 10:58 AM, Jim Oberholtzer wrote:
IBM recognizes the enormity of the open source moves it's making, but you
have to remember that IBM has never been the marketing machine Microsoft
and other outfits are, even if the other other outfits are spewing
garbage. IBM's approach (right or wrong) is to announce and advertise, not
hype the crap out of vaporware then not deliver. (AKA Microsoft)


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