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Title: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on July 28, 2013, 04:01:39 pm
I'm selling off the duplicate and unneeded items from OS/2 Museum West. Proceeds will support the Museum.

http://search.ebay.com/?sass=neilwaldhauer&ht=-1 (http://search.ebay.com/?sass=neilwaldhauer&ht=-1)

The items will ship fast via USPS priority mail and are available to ship world-wide through the eBay Global Shipping Program.

I am looking for help to store and curate the Museum. If you would like to physically store the museum, you will have access to a very large collection for your interest in OS/2. The collection is currently in Santa Cruz, CA and weighs over 1000 pounds.

http://www.blondeguy.com/OS2MuseumWest.html (http://www.blondeguy.com/OS2MuseumWest.html)
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: jdeb on July 30, 2013, 10:32:15 pm
That is an amazing collection. My wife would snatch me bald headed if I brought that home... ;D
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on August 06, 2013, 05:06:32 pm
I have added the IBM Developer Connection collection to the list of items for sale. I now have enough sales to use the eBay international shipping, so you can see the cost right away.
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Eugene Gorbunoff on August 06, 2013, 06:01:17 pm
What will happen if you sell all your OS/2 items?!

Can you lose your OS/2 soul?
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on August 07, 2013, 05:11:44 pm
Fear not. I am dedicated to keeping OS/2 and eComStation alive. However, I have run out of space to store all my OS/2 historical items. What is for sale is all of the duplicate items. I will continue to add items to the list, so check the URL for ebay from time to time.

I would like to find a museum or collector on the West Coast of USA who has room and the inclination to preserve all this stuff.
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: jdeb on August 07, 2013, 06:03:00 pm
I nabbed the Describe software with book. Love it 8)
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Alex Taylor on August 08, 2013, 09:57:28 pm
Got the Panov/Salomon book, arrived today. :) 

Been looking for that for years, thanks!
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on August 15, 2013, 06:56:57 pm
I put up some more programming books today. Here's the link so you don't have to scroll up to the beginning of the thread.

http://search.ebay.com/?sass=neilwaldhauer&ht=-1 (http://search.ebay.com/?sass=neilwaldhauer&ht=-1)

Thanks, everyone, for your support.
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on December 23, 2013, 05:36:43 pm
I know this is an old post, but the URL is still good, and I'm still selling off a bunch of OS/2 items not needed by the OS/2 Museum.

http://search.ebay.com/?sass=neilwaldhauer&ht=-1 (http://search.ebay.com/?sass=neilwaldhauer&ht=-1)

In particular, there is the OS/2 Technical Compendium, which is an excellent 5-book summary of the OS/2 Application Programming Interface.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OS-2-Version-2-0-Technical-Compendium-/321281914401?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item4acde4f621 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/OS-2-Version-2-0-Technical-Compendium-/321281914401?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item4acde4f621)
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Eugene Gorbunoff on December 25, 2013, 07:35:38 pm
I am not happy with the market of OS/2 artefacts:
1) Yes, the sellers offer boxes with floppy disks and CDs
2) the items are ugly, don't attract attention
3) No stories behind this items
4) No computers with OS/2 pre-installed. Thinkpad laptops are separated from OS/2
5) No people behind OS/2, 0 stories and photos with signatures of famous activists.
6) Books relate to old versions of OS/2 and don't attract attention.

Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: ivan on December 25, 2013, 11:02:30 pm
So Eugene, what are YOU going to do about it?
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Doug Bissett on December 25, 2013, 11:58:18 pm
I don't even understand what Eugene is babbling on about. "OS/2 artefacts" are what they are.

1) Of course. What else do you expect? Christmas bows?
2) Boxes are not ugly. Why would they attract attention? IBM didn't build, and market, OS/2 to be pretty.
3) ??? Why would there be stories?
4) ??? Now what do you want? Free hardware?
5) ??? Activists? Pussey Riot perhaps?
6) OS/2 is old. The items are described as "duplicate and unneeded items from OS/2 Museum West". Museums usually contain things that are OLD.

I expect that Neil is doing as he says, and wanting the items to go to a new museum, or to somebody who can use them, rather than to the garbage can.
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Martin Iturbide on December 26, 2013, 04:24:34 am
If Eugene will really like to "add up" to the community he should think on open sourcing his eCo Software (like eCo Software Runtime) instead of thinking on making money by selling licenses, this are not the 90's and this is not "Google Play Marketplace" or "Apple's App Store" . And also do not take BSD licensed software and turn it close source (it is legal but it does not gives you a good "open source citizen" reputation)

I think that eCo Software can make more money by creating open source projects and requesting donations from the community like Silvan (Bitwise works) is doing. Eugene has some very sharp WPS/PM developers on the backend and it will be great if eCo Software starts to "add up" to the open source community.

But the community will not pay for more close source software, we don't want to be dumped just like happened before with IBM, and open source software help us to mitigate that risk.

This is my personal opinion, but it is also very frustrating that Eugene can not clearly express himself in English, when he write something I don't understand like the 80% of what he means.

Regards.
Martin
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on December 27, 2013, 03:04:32 am
I agree with most of what Eugene is saying.  eBay has nice store features, and I'm not using them. Can the OS/2 market support an eBay store with enough business to make it worth it?

This is just a list of the OS/2 museum excess items on eBay.
http://search.ebay.com/?sass=neilwaldhauer&ht=-1 (http://search.ebay.com/?sass=neilwaldhauer&ht=-1)

If buyers do not step forward, I will eventually recycle the items.
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: ff4 on December 29, 2013, 01:35:41 pm

I think that eCo Software can make more money by creating open source projects and requesting donations from the community like Silvan (Bitwise works) is doing. Eugene has some very sharp WPS/PM developers on the backend and it will be great if eCo Software starts to "add up" to the open source community.

But the community will not pay for more close source software, we don't want to be dumped just like happened before with IBM, and open source software help us to mitigate that risk.


Fully agreed. There are very limited development resources to build such software, to create a close source component makes no sense today. It doesn"t mean to get no money for the work.  Its possible that somebody still will pay the software when its fully functional and released to public, then its being open sourced for the future. Like this we could have a general pm open file dialog and not the 100th implementation of the same component.

Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Boris on April 12, 2014, 01:34:35 am
This is my personal opinion, but it is also very frustrating that Eugene can not clearly express himself in English, when he write something I don't understand like the 80% of what he means.
Martin, to be honest, this is not a language barrier. Well, it is, but that's not the real problem.

It is really hard to understand him even in Russian for me (and I'm a native Russian speaker), so there's something wrong really deeper...
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on April 13, 2014, 05:29:34 am
I'd like to point out that the items I wanted to sell are gone, and the OS/2 museum has found a home. Very little was thrown out. Also, for anyone who wants to clean house, there is still a healthy demand for OS/2 items on eBay.
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Martin Iturbide on April 13, 2014, 04:47:34 pm
Hi Neil

Can you give me some information about the "OS/2 museum"? Who is running it now?
I didn't get it of you give all this stuff (http://www.blondeguy.com/OS2MuseumWest.html) to other OS/2 Museum, or if you still have it.

Regards.
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on April 14, 2014, 05:10:10 am
I have revised the OS/2 Museum West webpage to make it clearer that the museum collection is safe, and the new location and curator are also named. Some few items are still in California with me.

I simply did not have space for such a fine collection, and a volunteer stepped forward. I hope to make some of the items available for display this year at Warpstock.

I sold off the duplicate parts of the collection to pay for housing, moving, boxes and other supplies. The licenses for the various items are credited to their individual donors, so I think the whole collection is legal.
Title: Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
Post by: Martin Iturbide on April 14, 2014, 02:49:33 pm
Hi Neil.

It is an excellent collection.

I'm trying to get my hands on a scanned copies of "OS/2 Developer" and "OS/2 Professional" to start looking for OS/2 development articles and request permission from their authors to repost them at EDM/2 wiki.  If anybody by change has those scanned, please let me know.

Regards
Martin