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[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: > What is 'OCO' ? > Thanks there were several "OCO-wars" threads/discussion on vmshare. it was somewhat more of an issue in vm culture ... since source maintenance was standard and there were extensive amount of customer source changes available from waterloo/share library. tymshare had provided online computer conferencing for share called vmshare starting in mid-70s; in part, because tymshare offered vm-based commercial timesharing service (later tymshare would also offer pcshare online computer conferencing) ... lots/misc posts about vm-based online commercial timesharing services http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#timeshare vmshare archives here: http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare/ following is sample by doing a search on "oco war" in browse mode against all memo, note, and prob files. OCO's 10th b'day http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare/browse?fn=OCO:BDAY&ft=MEMO OCO & source business http://vm.marist.edu/~vmshare/browse?fn=OCOBUS&ft=MEMO issue sort of dates back to 23jun69 unbundling announcement with start to charge for application software. misc. past posts mentioning unbundling http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#unbundle initially only application software was charged for ... using an excuse that kernel/system software was required for operation of the hardware. later various circumstances precipitated decision to start charging for system software. this was about the time that my resource manager was going to be released ... so it got selected to be initial guinea pig for policty/practices related to kernel software charging. http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/subtopic.html#fairshare change to charging for software eventually also evolved into Object-Code-Only (i.e. OCO, no source). recent post also mentioning 23jun69 unbundling announcement .... resulted in start charging for SE services. http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2007j.html#65 Help settle a job title/role debate ---------------------------------------------------------------------- For IBM-MAIN subscribe / signoff / archive access instructions, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with the message: GET IBM-MAIN INFO Search the archives at http://bama.ua.edu/archives/ibm-main.html