Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Informix Genero

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 915-148
June 9, 2015

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Effective on dates shown, IBM® will withdraw from marketing and withdraw from support the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

IBM Informix® Genero

Program number VRM Withdrawal from marketing Withdrawal from support
5725-D13 2.x.x September 1, 2015 September 30, 2016

IBM Informix Genero, an application development environment that helps customers create innovative database applications and modernize existing 4GL code, is a product IBM offers through an OEM relationship with its partner Four Js.

To better serve clients and deliver the latest Genero enhancements to them in the most timely manner, IBM is entering a new delivery phase of this product. Effective September 1, 2015, IBM will transfer the sale of Genero licenses to Four Js. Support for current customers will continue to be available from IBM until September 30, 2016. IBM considers Genero to be the best path forward for customers wishing to modernize Informix 4GL applications.

IBM and Four Js have agreed to provide a way for existing customers with IBM Informix Genero, who are currently enrolled in IBM support, to convert their IBM Informix Genero license and support to Four Js Genero. Four Js Genero is a functionally-equivalent product. This is an optional migration, and clients who do not wish to migrate may continue to use their existing product. Existing support of Informix Genero remains in effect with IBM through the End of Service date of September 30, 2016.

If a customer chooses to migrate to Four Js Genero at the end of their IBM support, their licenses will be traded in and replaced with the equivalent Genero licenses. After converting, a customer will be under Four Js EULA for these licenses. Once migrated, new licenses of Four Js Genero can be purchased from Four Js.

This offer to migrate to Four Js' products expires when the client's support terminates, either due to reaching the end of service date or due to reaching the end of their subscription and support with IBM.

Informix Genero will not be available for inclusion in any ASL, OEM or ELA contract after September 1, 2015. Such customers should contact Four Js. IBM will assist in finding the correct contact at Four Js.

Every effort will be made to contact existing customers by email. Any customer who has not been contacted and wishes to take advantage of the conversion offer should contact their IBM representative.



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Effective September 1, 2015, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program number Program name
5725-D13 IBM Informix Genero
D0IKYLL IBM Informix Genero Developer Suite Option Authorized User Single Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D0IKULL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Authorized User Single Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D0IKWLL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Floating User Single Session Single Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D0IJMLL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D0IKZLL IBM Informix Genero Developer Suite Option Authorized User Single Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D0IKVLL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Authorized User Single Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D0IKXLL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Floating User Single Session Single Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
D0IJNLL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
BB1ACML IBM Informix Genero Developer Suite Option for Multiplatforms Version 2.40 Multilingual CD ROM 64 Bit Encryption Media Pack
BB1ADML IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option for Multiplatforms Version 2.40 Multilingual CD ROM 64 Bit Encryption Media Pack
BB17DML IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite for Growth Edition for Multiplatforms Version 2.32 Multilingual Media Pack
BB1AEML IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite for Growth Edition for Multiplatforms Version 2.40 Multilingual CD ROM 64 Bit Encryption Media Pack

Effective September 30, 2016, IBM will withdraw support for the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program number Program name
5725-D13 IBM Informix Genero
E0BQPLL IBM Informix Genero Developer Suite Option Authorized User Single Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
E0BQMLL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Authorized User Single Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
E0BQNLL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Floating User Single Session Single Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
E0BQLLL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Limited Use Socket Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
E0BQ8LL IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal
BB16NML IBM Informix Genero Developer Suite Option for Multiplatforms Multilingual Media Pack
BB16PML IBM Informix Genero Runtime Suite Option for Multiplatforms Multilingual Media Pack

On or after that date, you can no longer obtain these programs directly from IBM. You can obtain these programs on an as-available basis through IBM Remarketers.



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