On Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:52:18 -0600, Jack J. Woehr wrote:

>So I googled "7zip open source" and found there was an open source 7zip 
>decoder.

You missed an important point. Many of us are running on corporate Windoze 
machines, 
and some are not able or permitted to install anything that is not approved by 
corporate.

>The take-away from the tempest is that familiarity with open source, finding 
>it, downloading it, building it, installing
>it, and even authoring it,
>is the salvation of the data center career in this era of the Twilight of the 
>Mainframe.

"Twilight of the mainframe"? 

That idea is no more true today than it was 30 years ago.

-- 
Tom Marchant

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