The birth of OS2 World Foundation
December 01, 2007 by Kim Haverblad
Malm, 1 December 2007: The board of the Swedish OS2 User Group has decided to change its name to OS2 World Foundation in order to formalise the organisations scope as well as become better positioned to support the international community, according to an announcement from Kim Haverblad, founder and webmaster of the Internet site, OS2 World.Com.
The Swedish OS2 User Group was registered as a society in November 1991. During the last 5 years, it has been active and financially supported the Internet site, OS2 World.Com. Therefore, its founders are convinced that it is most natural that these two communities should join and, furthermore, be able to better support the OS2 community by forming the new OS2 World Foundation.
The board said that it believes that national boundaries are obsolete due to the internationalization that has resulted from utilisation of the Internet. It has therefore chosen to place its entire efforts into online activities of OS2 World.Com, such such features as:
- OS2 World.Com Award
- OS2 World.Com Bounty System
- OS2 World.Com Site Hosting
The statement from the board also emphasised that OS2 World Foundation will be an international community that openly welcomes members from all nationalities and languages.
For further information or questions, please contact:
Lennart Gahm, (lgahm at os2ug dot se / +46 (0)70-738 74 24)
Kim Haverblad (kimh at os2world dot com / +46 (0)70-728 37 86).
This news posting can also be found at OS2 World.Com:
OS2 World.Com: Launched in May 2000 by Kim Haverblad, the site is now the best source for news about OS/2 & eCS. As an international collaborative community, the Internet site also gives the OS/2 & eCS community a common platform upon which they can interact with each other. OS2 World attracts an audience of more than 35,000 unique visitors per month. Having grown from modest origins into a powerful resource for OS/2 & eCS, it is now one of the major OS/2 & eCS sites available.