oqueck
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EOL and OBS dates

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Hi,

for a lot of Technopedia models there are EOL and OBS dates like 2099-12-31 or even 2999-12-31. What is the reason for this dates in very far future. Is it because one of the following:

- the vendor does not provide those dates yet

- the dates are estimated or calculated by the Flexera Content Team based on best practice and research

- those dates are a placeholders until the real dates are available

As we are currently integrating our Flexera Data Platform solution with ServiceNow, we are very keen to know the reason behind those dates, so any feedback or clarification is very much appreciated.

Thanks & best regards

Oliver 

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jasonlu
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Level 7 Champion

I've been asked the same question, and did some digging around.

I found this. 

A date far far into the future means 'to be determined', the publisher has not provide the date yet.

A date of 1/1/1900 means it is in definitely in the past, but is unknown. (i.e. older software).

https://community.flexera.com/t5/Data-Platform-Knowledge-Base/Technopedia-Lifecycle-Standards-and-Process/ta-p/547/jump-to/first-unread-message

 

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jasonlu
Level 7 Champion
Level 7 Champion

I've been asked the same question, and did some digging around.

I found this. 

A date far far into the future means 'to be determined', the publisher has not provide the date yet.

A date of 1/1/1900 means it is in definitely in the past, but is unknown. (i.e. older software).

https://community.flexera.com/t5/Data-Platform-Knowledge-Base/Technopedia-Lifecycle-Standards-and-Process/ta-p/547/jump-to/first-unread-message