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Open Source and PASE

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Upgrade level of OpenSSH from v8.6p1 to one which will pass scanning services.

We are getting dinged by Qualys that our IBM i is exposed to CVE-2023-51385. I have applied the fixes listed at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7123159 however IBM only chose to patch an old level of OpenSSH instead of putting on a new leve...
3 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Submitted

Allow PASSWORD(*NONE) users for native ODBC

Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) is a base component of IBMi and uses Kerberos for single-signon (SSO). With EIM, user profiles are set to PASSWORD(*NONE) and authentication is done via Kerberos. The native ODBC driver does not support user profi...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

IBM i OpenCV

In order to make effective use of python on IBM i, porting of OpenCV, which is growing in demand, is required Use Case: Improve business efficiency by performing systematic customer recognition using face recognition and systematic product inspect...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

IBM should "open source" the source code for LPPs when they are withdrawn from marketing

Over the years, I have seen several IBM LPPs for OS/400 (now IBM i) that were withdrawn from marketing and eventually had support dropped -- for whatever reasons. I think it would be a great way for IBM to educate the world on how to build robust ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Not under consideration

Provide support for Rust Language

Rust is an increasingly popular language in the open source community due to it's memory safety features, and it's ability to operate at a low level like C. Please provide a Rust Compiler for IBM i Use Case: Rust is useful for system level program...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Future consideration

Compile ILE source from Orion

Our team includes PHP developers who are beginning to maintain the existing RPG code base. Since the RPG code is included in the same git repository as the PHP code, we need the ability to make changes to the ILE source and compile from the same i...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Rust language that has become an essential language for UNIX based products. Many IBMi & AIX companies should have the ability to compile Rust on IBM i PASE and on AIX.

IBM is distributing the ClamAV open source antivirus as part of the AIX but ClamAV has a new release that is based on Rust (software language). Rust has become an essential language for UNIX based products. So many IBMi & AIX companies should ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Under review

Bring the Rust programming language to IBM i PASE

More and more open source packages depend on Rust so we would like to see the Rust language available on IBM i.
8 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Submitted

Enhance PASE APIs _ILECALL/_ILECALLX to Pass Operational Descriptors

Allow _ILECALL() and _ILECALLX() to pass operational descriptors when calling an ILE procedure, if they are not already capable of this, and provide documentation. There is already a pointer field for the operational descriptor in the ILEarglist_b...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Port su and sudo to Pase

Right now if you need to have ALLOBJ in Pase you either need to 1. Have ALLOBJ on your user profileor2. Create a second user for everybody who needs ALLOBJor3. Share a single user with everybody who needs ALLOBJ None of those are ideal. For number...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration