It did become a contentious issue for a number of System 21 accounts when
Geac said they were no longer going to provide source code. But I was under
the impression that was only for new sales. If you already had the source
code Geac asked that you sign a non disclosure that you agreed not to
distribute the source or let non employees modify the source. In other
words, no contractors were supposed to modify code. They would then still
provide source with PTFs and "Gold" versions.
From: system21-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:system21-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Mex Davis
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:35 PM
Subject: [SYSTEM21] System 21 Source Code
We are upgrading to Aurora 2.4 from 3.5.2b SP4.
Because our AS/400 is very old and at V5.R1, we have elected to replace the
box and do a new load of Aurora.
As the software was being loaded the subject of System 21application source
code came up.
We have had source code since the beginning (1998) and it has been modified
slightly over the years.
In fact JBA/GEAC/Infor have done most of the mods for us as we have a side
agreement for technical services.
We are getting word from Infor that we are not entitled to source code and
they very serious about not providing us the source.
My sources tell me most everyone upgrading to Aurora has source code.
We are a 'Value for Maintenace' customer.
I always thought System 21 users had the source.
Has anyone else run into this issue or remember the history of source with
Senior Systems Analyst
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