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From "Martin Cooper" <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: IBM is an island (the quest for getting a websphere license continues)
Date Sun, 07 Dec 2008 00:47:54 GMT
On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Struts Two <strutstwo@yahoo.ca> wrote:

> I came across the following site for "IBM Academic Initiative" that allows
> members to download IBM software for free.
>
> http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01005c/university/scholars/academicinitiative
>
> You can register as "Members of standards organizations". The program
> states that:
>
> If you are a member of a standards body with responsibility for developing
> standards, you will be required to provide the following information, which
> will be reviewed for approval:
>
>    * Your project or subcommittee in the standards organization
>    * The time period for your project
>    * How you use IBM Academic Initiative resources for standards-related
> activities
>    * Results expected from this work
>
> I have myself contacted a few folks within IBM and waiting for their reply
> as soon as I get anything I would let you know. However, the above link may
> be is what you need.


Except for the part where we are not actually members of a standards
organisation...

--
Martin Cooper


regards,
>
> --- On Thu, 12/4/08, Wes Wannemacher <wesw@wantii.com> wrote:
>
> > From: Wes Wannemacher <wesw@wantii.com>
> > Subject: Re: IBM is an island (the quest for getting a websphere license
> continues)
> > To: strutstwo@yahoo.ca
> > Cc: "Struts Developers List" <dev@struts.apache.org>
> > Received: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 10:49 PM
> > On Thu, 2008-12-04 at 14:26 -0800, Struts Two wrote:
> > > Hi:
> > >
> > > I work at IBM and I would ask around to see if I can
> > get any contact. We have an individual in our team who
> > handles legal issues, I would try ask him to see if I can
> > get any contact info. Even I as an IBMer have a hard time to
> > find the right channel ( I have been asking around today for
> > a few hours with no result). I will let you know if I can
> > get something.
> > >
> > > regards,
> > >
> >
> > That would be awesome!
> >
> > I've been trying to run through the best scenario on
> > this and it seems
> > like to start, if I can get a single license for each of
> > 6.0, 6.1 and
> > 7.0, I would setup a build that deploys all the reference
> > apps to it and
> > make it available on the web.
> >
> > We may be able to get some space allocated on ASF hardware,
> > which would
> > be useful since it's the one thing we all have in
> > common, but the
> > downside is that there are other projects that might
> > benefit from it. I
> > want to share, but I don't want to make life difficult
> > for the
> > infrastructure crew.
> >
> > Anyhow, the main issue is that we should be testing on
> > WebSphere if we
> > can. So, any help we can get would be great!
> >
> > -Wes
> >
> > PS. If you get some time, try to find the sales group and
> > let them know
> > a little about apache ;)... I'm afraid I might laugh a
> > sales person out
> > of the building if he/she admitted to never having heard of
> > us!
> >
> >
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