Year 2000 guru, Peter de Jager, has challenged people to report their suppliers and employers if they believe their products are not millennium compliant.
With his 'Project Damocles', De Jager is inviting people to email him with details of companies that are concealing lack of Y2K compliance. Information gathered will be sent to the legal department of the accused company, which may also be threatened with legal action.
In an open letter on his Year 2000 Web site, which outlines the programme, de Jager writes: "My objective is to force manufacturers to do what is right by hanging a double edged sword over their heads. A sword which swings into action after they allow a failure to occur."
The project is designed to force the hand of companies that are concealing information that their product or systems may not be compatible. "Project Damocles helps companies in managing rumours and in identifying which of their systems need attention. It will be an ever present threat that their problem is known and they'd better act responsibly - otherwise the lawyers will have the information necessary to make their case."
De Jager will not name the companies but will make public the number of reports received and the industries they relate to.
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