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Petition: IBM reponse 2008

IBM's response to the 2nd petition letter

Posted by Kim Haverblad - Monday, 21 January 2008

Regarding our request to make OS2 open source; we have received a reply from Yvonne M. Perkins at IBM Corp.

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January 16, 2008

Mr. Kim Haverblad,
Webmaster & Founder,
OS/2 World.Com
Polis Larssons vag 63
21853 Klagshamn, Sweden


Dear Mr. Haverblad,

Thank you for your letter and continued suggestions recommending an OS/2 open source project.

As stated in our response to your September 2005 letter we have considered the positioning of OS/2 and open source several times in the past, and for a variety of business, technical, and legal reasons we have decided to not pursue any OS/2 open source projects.

IBM has service offerings that continue to be available for customers who need ongoing support for OS/2, although IBM has no plans for product enhancements. IBM has recommended that customers on OS/2 consider migration to alternative solution offerings, and has a broad array of software assets and services to help customers migrate. We would like to ask you to encourage any customers who are still planning their migrations or who have other technical requirements to contact their IBM representative to discuss how these assets and services could be leveraged.


Yvonne M. Perkins
Vice President
Enterprise Platform Software
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A copy of the orignal letter sent from IBM can be found in the Library section (you need to be registered user to view the files). As well, even if this answer wasn't the one we where looking for, we would like to draw your attention to the active petition that you're welcome to sign as well.

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