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>Oggi pomeriggio, in comp.os.vms è comparso un messaggio anonimo, in arrivo da >un anonymous remailer, che getta una luce inquietante sul futuro di OpenVMS. > >Chi l'ha scritto? Si possono fare molte speculazioni, ma probabilmente è stato >scritto da qualcuno all'interno di HP, magari proprio da un membro a rischio >dell'OpenVMS Engineering Group. > >Riporto qui il post completo che potete anche trovare in originale su Google >all'indirizzo: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.vms/msg/1d65a121592bc1b3 > >"As JF has speculated, it is true that VMS Engineering is >moving to India. All of it. Well, not quite all. A dozen >or so will remain to interface between VMS Engineering of >India and HP US. The hardware that once resided in ZK03 is >already on the way to India, if it's not already there. Soon >the axe will swing. All of VMS Engineering except for those >dozen will be gone (well, I hear there are some openings in >Bangalore for them). Sue probably knows this, so she decided >to leave on her own terms, rather than HP's terms. > >Of course this will fail. Not because Indians are dumb or >incapable or anything, but the act of eliminating and >replacing every VMS engineer will destroy the collective >knowledge and (remaining) corporate culture that helps define >VMS. The Indians will be unlikely to pick it up. Plus you >are replacing people often with decades of experience with >people with a bunch of training courses plus their college >work, which probably doesn't include VMS. It would fail just >as badly if HP moved VMS Engineering to Palo Alto, and didn't >allow existing VMS to transfer. > >It's probably intended to fail. Probably because of NIH, but >who knows. Unfortunately, no company that would be a good >buyer of VMS really knows its value, or if they do, they know >HP has damaged it enough so that it's not worth buying. That >is, if HP would sell it. > >We've already seen the roadmap scaled back. V8.4 delayed. >After V8.4, it will go into maintenance mode. There probably >won't be a V8.5. There definitely won't be a V8.6. Nor will >there be a V9.0. Sorry, JF, ZK03 didn't have a basement. > >VMS, it's been nice to know you." > >Ciao, >G.
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