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John Edwards

John is a retired educator who has been involved with personal computers since 1980. He has used OS/2 since version 2 and has been an OS/2 advocate ever since. He has been actively involved with the Kitchener-Waterloo OS/2 Users Group for a number of years and is the current President of Warpstock Corporation.

Lewis Rosenthal

Lewis has been active professionally in the IT field since 1987. His experience with OS/2 dates back to version 2.0, which became the first OS/2 workstation OS rolled out in his accounting & systems integration firm of Rosenthal & Rosenthal, LLC.

One of Rosenthal & Rosenthal's subsidiary companies, Hautspot, LLC, designs, deploys, and manages wireless hotspots and hotzones. Hautspot has been active in the managed Wi-Fi arena since 2004. Rosenthal & Rosenthal also hosts the OS/2 Wireless Users mailing list. Lewis holds multiple professional certifications from Novell and CWNP, and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Warpstock Corporation.

Neil Waldhauer

Neil is an OS/2 and eComStation consultant and an eCS reseller. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, and uses OS/2 and eComStation computers in the home office. He first programmed OS/2 version 1.2 on an IBM PS/2 model 80.

Martin Iturbide

Martín Itúrbide is the NewsMaster since the year 2000. He obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador at 1999. He is currently living in Quito, Ecuador (South America) and he has been using OS/2 since 1995. His interest is on open source software and collaborative participation for the OS/2-eCS platform. When he is not "Dreaming in Technicolor" about a full OS/2 open source clone, he works offering SOA integration solutions and process automation (BPM) implementations in Ecuador.

Menso de Jong

Started "Mensys, the OS/2 Specialist" in 1993, reseller and distributor of OS/2 software.

Mensys worked together with Serenity Systems on eComStation and in 2009 took over the eComStation intellectual property, name and websites. Revenue of Mensys BV was 15 million US$ in 2013.

Initiator of Warpstock (as a contrast to boring IBM OS/2 conferences).

Currently involved in the transition of eComStation to BV and working on the release of eComStation 2.2.

OS/2 user from version 1.0. Developed in house administrative and webshop systems based on DB2 for OS/2, GpfRexx and Net.Data and a lot of Rexx programs.

Jan van Wijk

Jan has been working on OS/2 since 1988 and was hired by IBM to work on OS/2 1.0 Extended Edition for a few years. For a major Dutch bank, he worked on architecture, system integration and OS2 software development. In 2001 he founded Fsys Software to continue development of the DFSee utility and continues developing this milti-platform tool on OS/2 using C.

Lars Erdmann


Gregg Young

Gregg is currently the chief of podiatry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also just happens to have been an OS/2 user since 2.1. He assists with the development of FM/2, lSwitcher and eFTE. He also assited in the early work updating the USB stack and has contributed fixes to several other projects.

Robert Kuropkat


Paul Smedley

Born in the UK, live in Adelaide, South Australia
Married to Julie, proud owner of two Golden Retrievers
Chemical Engineer by qualification
Currently Quality Manager Holden Vehicle Operations at GM Holden
No formal qualifications in programming
BBC Micro in high school, and some pascal
Some C in 1st year Engineering
Started using OS/2 when OS/2 2.1 for Windows was released – 1993?

Andy Willis


David Azarewicz

David is a hardware designer and software developer. He has been a user of and advocate for OS/2 since the beginning. He uses OS/2 and eComStation computers for all of his development work, in his business, and for his personal use. David is one of the principals in Arca Noae and currently works on various projects such as ACPI, MultiMac, USB, Uniaud, JFS, and various other drivers.

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