S/36Doc (skating on thin ice)

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Wed Jan 30 23:02:51 2002

> I'm working on reviving a 5362 right now. Please reply
> off list with whatever persuasion is required to at
> least allow me the use of them. I'd be very happy to
> scan them all and make them available.

While I am all for saving and scanning docs for older computers - I must
say that this latest talk about scanning and making public relatively
current IBM stuff is scary and dangerous. S/370(ish)s and S/36s are still
out there, in suprising numbers. IBM has NOT given any permission for us
to make the information public. Please, people, do not make this stuff
public until IBM blesses it. They have been turning a blind eye in the
classic computing world, but we would not want them to clamp down, would
we? Lets wait a few years...anyway, S/36 and S/370 docs are fairly common.

Now older IBMs - 650s, 1130s, and the like - are pretty much fair game,
and I doubt IBM would really care. S/1s, S/3s, S/7s, S/88s, 8100s, and PC
stuff, however, might cause problems.

William Donzelli
Received on Wed Jan 30 2002 - 23:02:51 GMT

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