Post by Simon Clubley Post by David Sweeney
VMS Software, Inc. invites all comp.os.vms users to also
participate in the VSI OpenVMS forum at forum.vmssoftware.com.
While occasionally VSI employees read and post on comp.os.vms the
VSI forum is the best place to interact with VSI about OpenVMS. You
are welcome to start topics on the products and issues most
important to you in the forum. VSI would also appreciate you
sharing your OpenVMS experiences and expertise with the forum to
the global OpenVMS community.
What is to stop VSI from censoring or shadow banning someone who
raises uncomfortable truths or starts asking awkward questions that
VSI would rather not be asked ?
You could give it a try.
Post by Simon Clubley
A more general problem is that if VSI goes bust in a few years, all
the knowledge contributed to the VSI forum is likely to be lost.
If that knowledge is in comp.os.vms, it will remain available for
anyone to find, even if VSI goes bust and the VSI forum disappears.
We all hope that VSI will be around for decades to come.
But even if not then I do not see the problem.
The suggestion came up an a thread about VSI leadership
and VSI license policy.
We have been told that VSI will be more likely
to notice comments if posted to VSI forum,
That seems very plausible.
The forum would probably go away if VSI went
But what would be the loss if comments
about VSI leadership and VSI license policy
got lost if VSI did not exist any more??
If you have a brilliant piece of C code you want
to share then you could justify publishing it
another place than VSI forum.
But for VSI related stuff not so much.
PS: you can always post the same stuff both places
if you so prefer.