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Nov 12 2008   9:42PM GMT

The Father of the now IBM i, Frank Soltis, is not working at IBM anymore

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

Frank Soltis, the father of the IBM AS/400 in 1988, is rumored to not be working at IBM anymore. Let go or whatever, it’s hard news for a person like me to stomach. It’s pretty sad really. Frank has always been that rock star engineer who quantified the IBM i. He was the corner stone and in person a super nice guy.

There is think Thread in the Site and it’s an opinion, one which I agree with parts of but is not my writting.

While I don’t have anymore details than that I can’t seem to find anything further. Seems I am kind of breaking news here. So if anyone has any details and would like to share them I am going to be putting out feelers for what has happened to Frank. He’s not going to be at IBM anymore which scares me as an IBM i person, but maybe IBM is going to fix the problems with marketing now that he is gone….probabaly not.

More to come….

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  • KenRoss
    People have been saying that the box is dead for years and I've been ignoring it because there are still customer buying the machine. However, Frank was really the big driver of i within IBM and without him, the real end might be near...
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