If it's not running on IBM i, many won't run that product at all.
I know others out there have not moved to Sametime 8.5.2 because you can't run all components on IBM i. They're sitting on Sametime 7.5 waiting for something to happen.
There are a good few of us (myself included) running Domino mail on IBM i and are handcuffed from using new Lotus Notes 8.5.3 social capabilities because we can't run Connections on IBM i.
There's 100,000 potential user licenses just waiting to get into the social game, or the mobile game or the audio/video conferencing game. And I know it won't stop there. 200,000 potential users was my lofty target before I go to Lotusphere in January. I figured if I convinced a couple of big guns (5,000-10,000 users is a big gun by my standards...I have 250 users) then I'd have something to work with. Imagine my surprise. 200,000 doesn't seem that lofty anymore. It seems very realistic because it is.
I believe, based on the feedback I've received from IBM, is that they're now starting to understand. There is scuttlebutt. They have noticed. They are even engaging!
Please continue to keep this going.
I encourage not only IBM i customers, but Lotus customers running software on Linux, AIX or Windows, to get involved if you do want to consider running these products on IBM i. Imagine the power and simplicity of consolidating everything on IBM i. More platform options means an extension and greater overall footprint of the IBM Collaboration Solutions (i.e., Lotus) brand. That makes the brand stronger which in turn makes it better for all of us.