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Digging a Little Deeper into TurboHercules/IBM - OpenMainframe.org and Microsoft

Apr 13, 2010, 12:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"When IBM said that TurboHercules was a member of organizations Microsoft is a member of, it was particularly talking about OpenMainframe.org. It's an organization that seems dedicated to attacking IBM's mainframe business. It describes its purpose like this:

"OpenMainframe.org is a forum for exchanging news, views and information related to creating an open market for IBM-compatible mainframe solutions....In the interest of helping mainframe customers, we believe the public should be made aware of how IBM’s actions harm consumers who rely on mainframe systems and services.

"So it's an anti-IBM organization. You'll see they are currently highlighting TurboHercules. Their news archive on their home page is all about TurboHercules, but it doesn't include Groklaw's coverage. Neither does TurboHercules. I find that a telling omission, frankly. If you only include positive articles from your own viewpoint, it's more like Microsoft's "Get the Facts" web page, pushing a point of view by telling only part of the story, and in that case not always so fairly. That could be more than a coincidence, since IBM says Microsoft is the force behind OpenMainframe.org, as I'll show you.

"However, OpenMainframe.org has on its website a number of legal documents that you may find helpful in digging a little deeper into the TurboHercules-IBM conflict."

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