Effective immediately, InnoVal Systems Solutions, Inc. is
withdrawing the following products from marketing and
support.
Post Road Mailer for OS/2
J Street Mailer for Java
Web Willy Watch for OS/2
Anyone may download free copies of these products from our
online store at http://stores.yahoo.com/innoval. In
addition, anyone may freely distribute executable copies of
the software through online software repositories and
websites. You are encouraged to do so because we will only
be able to keep them in our online store for a limited time.
If you distribute the Post Road Mailer you must also
distribute a serial number to allow a user to activate the
product. You may use a serial number you received from us in
the past (for release 3.0), or you may use serial number
31571728. You may also post serial numbers in newsgroups and
websites. Online orders, for these specific products, placed
with us during the last sixty days, have not been processed
and customers' credit cards have not been charged. These
orders will be cancelled and customers are free to keep and
use the downloaded code that they received when they placed
their order.
For me, personally, this is a sad day. Our company tried to
hang in as long as possible with OS/2. OS/2 is still my
favorite platform and OS/2 customers are the best customers
our company ever had. I have made many good friends through
my associations with all of you. You'll still see me popping
in at OS/2 users group meetings throughout the country when
my travels coincide with a meeting.
Our company continues to do very well. The consulting side
of the business has always been strong. The most exciting
area of business, however, is Iceptur. Iceptur is our new
Internet filtering software for the Windows 95/98/NT
platform. Despite the fact that there are over two hundred
competitors in this market niche, we are experiencing
phenomenal success. This is partly because of the unique
technology we developed and partly because there is a strong
demand for high quality Internet filtering solutions
(release 2.0 will hit the streets by September 5th). We have
entered into a number of strategic alliances with several
companies to market Iceptur and license the underlying
technology for use in other products.
I need, now, to focus all of InnoVal's resources on Iceptur
and our consulting business. I tried, during the past year,
to juggle resources but in doing so was not doing the right
kind of job for our customers, the OS/2 community at-large,
InnoVal's employees, or InnoVal's owners. You made the Post
Road Mailer into the number one email client for OS/2. You
worked with us on J Street Mailer as we tried to negotiate a
platform independent course with Java. You have my thanks
and the thanks of everyone at InnoVal.
We are moving on to bigger things, but not better. OS/2 was
better and (oh, how I wish) it could have been big.
Thanks again,
Dan Porter, President
InnoVal Systems Solutions, Inc.

See how Microsystems Software (now part of Mattel) fired me for going to a hospital for medical treatment.  MSI/Mattel claims that software engineers use the keyboard only 20% of the time.

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