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OS/2 User Group (RFC1501)

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Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 3K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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E. Brunsen: AUTHOR

Abstract

This RFC is being distributed to members of the Internet community in order to solicit their reactions to the proposals contained in it. While the issues discussed may not be directly relevant to the research problems of the Internet, they may be interesting to a number of researchers and implementers.

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Network Working Group E. Brunsen

Request for Comments: 1501 Eastern New Mexico University

August 1993

OS/2 User Group

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an IAB standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Introduction

This RFC is being distributed to members of the Internet community in

order to solicit their reactions to the proposals contained in it.

While the issues discussed may not be directly relevant to the

research problems of the Internet, they may be interesting to a

number of researchers and implementers.

There is a group called The Phoenix Group which is in the process of

determining the need for a national OS/2 users' group. This group is

targeted for the *individual* user of OS/2, and is designed to

provide an effective vehicle through which users can communicate

their desires for OS/2 to IBM. If you work in the corporate

Information Technology world, you are no doubt familiar with

organizations such as SHARE, GUIDE, COMMON and DECIUS, among many.

These organizations serve as a focal point for users, and represent a

combined voice to IBM (SHARE, GUIDE and COMMON) and Digital Equipment

Company (DECIUS). The intent of these organizations is to work

closely with their respective hardware/software providers to

influence their direction of their products, be they operating

systems or CPU's.

To this end, many of us in other electronic fora believe that there

is no representative voice for the end-user of OS/2 with IBM. Thus,

The Phoenix Group, is taking a straw poll of OS/2 users in many

different electronic fora to determine the need for, and membership

potential for such an organization. The founding council of The

Phoenix Group consists of the following individuals:

Mike Andrews, Eric Brunsen, Max Eidswick, Robin Frank,

Stan Hawkins, Jack Hiatt, Bob Holmes, Wayne Holmes,

John Schaeffer, and Toby Pennycuff

You may recognize some of the names in this group, and you may not.

However, we are all long-time users of OS/2, and all believe that

such an organization is an absolute necessity. We would like to get

some gauge of how many people would be willing to become a part of

such an organization.

If we receive a strong response, we are prepared to approach IBM

PSP's senior management regarding our proposal, and work with them to

formulate an organization which meets both parties' best interests.

If you would have an interest in joining such a group, please send a

note to the following address on the Internet with your name and

address:

Z2934@AA1PROFS.IBMMAIL.COM

or

BRUNSENE@EMAIL.ENMU.EDU

We will compile a database of respondees, and will keep everyone

notified of our progress electronically. We a...