December 4, 2002
Frye: Curing corporate Linux phobia
Four years ago, Dan Frye convinced IBM's management it would be smart to jump on the Linux bandwagon--a wise suggestion. Not only did that decision afford Big Blue a hipper image, but it also helped the company open doors that otherwise might have remained shut. A soft-spoken man with a doctorate in atomic physics, he now finds himself a spokesman for open source inside the world's biggest computer company.