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    Actually, I think everyone is missing the real point of what is going on here.

    Are HP really being "nice" to us or is there another reason for all of this?

    << rant begins here>>

    You bet there is -- they fear having companies with HP3000's suing them for
    $10 million bucks apiece when these critical bugs cause their system to come
    to their knees thus putting them out of business and so on. So HP's only
    solution was to fix the bugs very quickly.

    If the jokers at HP were truly concerned about its HP3000 community they
    would re-instate the box immediately. Although Carly whats-her-name was the
    instigator of the demise of the HP3000 she is now gone, long gone (Carly
    who?) but the fact that the "powers that be" at HP have not re-instated the
    box makes them all guilty of complicity. Every one of them are guilty. I include
    in this list of complicitors all the companies who have (or are still planning to)
    migrate off the HP3000 onto other inferior platforms (IBM, Sun, DEC/VAX etc).

    As I have said many times before, John Lennon got blown away for doing a lot
    less than these assassins, a lot less!

    Although I haven't experienced any problems on my box, I will download the
    patches anyway and install them on my trusty "little" 917 for posterity'ssake.

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    Brian.
    On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 12:01:37 -0700, donna hofmeister
    wrote:

    >On 10/31/07, Stan Sieler wrote:
    >>
    >> In the future, that might not be the case ... source code access is
    >> critical to the ability for the community to develop patches!

    >
    >amen! - d
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    > would re-instate the box immediately. Although Carly whats-her-name was the
    > instigator of the demise of the HP3000 [...]


    Well, she wasn't ... at least, not the first one. Well before Carly, there
    were HP managers who wanted to get rid of the HP 3000 (including Wim Roelandts
    and Harry Sterling). There were other managers who deliberately made
    decisions that would compromise the sales of the 3000 vs. the 9000 ... they
    also share in the culpability.

    Stan
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