Q's about IBM TSM (was Re: HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history)

Daniel Lang dl at leo.org
Tue Jun 29 00:51:41 PDT 2004

Hi Paul,

Paul Seniura wrote on Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 02:25:27PM -0500:
> Excuse my butting-in, but TSM is quite important for us, too.
> FWIW, our support contract with IBM does cover TSM clients,
> but IBM won't consider a FreeBSD-native client despite
> their supporting their MacOSX client very well & officially. 
> IBM says they need more "user base" to even consider a BSD
> flavor... go figure...

I once polled users to get feedback about the demand for
a BSD client. Although I thought I got impressive numbers,
the "offer" we received was a joke (they would have charged
125,000 EUR for the port of a 5.x client, support for this
client would have cost another 25000 EUR and there would 
have been no updates to future versions).

However, if you would like to make another attempt, I can
send you the E-Mail responses I have collected so far, to show
them, that there is some demand.

Best regards,
IRCnet: Mr-Spock                         - Der Zweite Platz ist Dreck -
 Daniel Lang * dl at leo.org * +49 89 289 18532 * http://www.leo.org/~dl/
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