Open source projects are nice to have but are a pain to manage as an end
user. On the System i platform every project packages their software in
a different way (... and packaging is more than putting a file in a save
file). Linux users/developers have realized that and have nice packaging
systems. The System i platform lacks of both os projects and a packaging
system to easily manage (install, query, remove, update, ...) such a
... and who should jump on this? IMO most of the System i community has
made it clear through their lack of action that they have (almost) no
interest open source projects. Some individuals stand out from the crowd
but that's it.
My 2 cents.
[mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nathan Andelin
Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 3:09 PM
To: RPG programming on the IBM i / System i
Subject: Re: RPG from IBM's Perspective
From: Larry Ducie
I would like to contribute to the "Save IBM's Development Funds"
project - is there anybody out there who is willing to host my XML
and XML templating tool, complete with user documentation and
It kind of surprises me that any number of open-source proponents
haven't jumped on this. It seems to me that the strongest open-source
voice and general do-gooder in the RPG community has been Giovanni
Perotti. I seem to recall that he teamed up with Paul Touy to host the
It would be good to see some consolidation of some open-projects along
with a common voice.