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I didn't say: "Enable V5R4M5 on current hardware." You missed the point entirely.
I suggested an emulation, similar to what was done for the System/36 with the 36 Machine environment that existed on early V4 releases. I also didn't suggest that V5R4M5 itself would be placed into a supported state. Only that the AS IS current software be able to be run in a virtual environment on a newer machine which the customer must pay IBM for on an O/S that the customer my pay IBM for and also, that this environment would NOT be free but instead a chargeable feature.
Without this, those customers are paying IBM $0. They are also actively working to move off IBM i and Power as they are held hostage by software vendors who want truly astronomical piles of money to upgrade their software.