Everybody is free to build a "licensed program"... that
installs/updates/deletes like any other IBM program.
Pointing to Linux is therefore a bit silly as we've the technology for
more than 20 years !
[mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Schmidt, Mihael
Sent: vrijdag 3 juli 2009 15:41
To: RPG programming on the IBM i / System i
Subject: RE: RPG from IBM's Perspective
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.
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