Things are not as you might think they are - IBM are not modifying anything if they don't have to - that's why they are putting out GCC (just announced) - they had to, so that they could compile in PASE, unchanged, the source for these new open-source things. (Google for "ibm i open source ops gcc" sans quotes.)

So they are taking the stuff straight in and compiling as-is - WITHOUT modifying PASE, for the most part.

These are definitely NOT IBM i forks. Spoons, now, maybe!

I know, that wasn't very knife of me to say!


On 10/9/2015 2:20 PM, Buck Calabro wrote:
On 10/9/2015 11:58 AM, Jim Oberholtzer wrote:
IBM recognizes the enormity of the open source moves it's making

I can't figure out what the business value IBM is getting by taking on
the maintenance / support / documentation / distribution burden of
custom IBM i forks of popular OSS projects, versus an alternative of
modifying PASE to simply compile and run them as-is (after configure,
make, make install)?

Every new OSS project they fork unleashes the 4 horsemen all over again.
Enormous, indeed.

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