EDS has put its Year 2000 database on the Internet which checks products from more than 3,000 vendors for Millennium compliance.
The site, www.eds.com/vendor2000, was originally developed for EDS customers and enables alphabetical searches by vendors or product of 125,000 different items. However it is limited to the information made public by the vendors themselves.
John Koskinen, head of the US government's council on Year 2000, commended EDS for making the database publicly available. He has been pushing the "Good Samaritan" legislation currently before Congress that would strongly encourage companies to share Year 2000 information, but conceded that many were too nervous of potential litigation.
"It is important to support the Good Samaritan legislation, so with that in mind we are making our Vendor 2000 product available on the Web," says John McCain, president of chief information officer services at EDS. "With less than 500 days left to the Year 2000, everyone needs to be working together to address this issue."
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