Hmmm,  isn't this exactly one of things Microsoft was raked over the coals
for not that long ago?

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From: midrange-nontech-admin@midrange.com
[mailto:midrange-nontech-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Leif Svalgaard
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 5:55 PM
To: midrange-nontech@midrange.com
Subject: Re: open sourcing discontinued offerings

From: Jill Aitoro <jilla@iseriesnetwork.com>
> doesn't open source it's OV/400 product, since it's not making money on it
> anymore anyway. I looked into it, and it appears the product is too
tightly
> integrated with the operating system.

and there is the rub. Because of the tight integration, IBM would have to
tell the open source people (and everybody else) about all these hooks
into the OS that they don't people to know about. This limits the number
of people making software for the box, but hat seems to be alright with
IBM.




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