Network Working Group E. Brunsen
Request for Comments: 1501 Eastern New Mexico University
OS/2 User Group
Status of this Memo
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memo is unlimited.
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
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RFC 1501 OS/2 User Group August 1993
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
We will compile a database of respondees, and will keep everyone
notified of our progress electronically. We all look forward to your
comments and suggestions.
Security issues are not discussed in this memo.
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: (505) 562-2694
Fax: (505) 562-2349
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