Jeff Jones, IBM's director of strategy for data management solutions, spoke recently with SearchDatabase.com about Big Blue's Linux strategy for its
DB2 customers. Jones refused to comment on SCO Group's complaint that IBM, as part of its Linux strategy, illegally distributed proprietary SCO source
code to the open-source community. IBM has denied the charges. Jones said the company is forging ahead with a plan to make DB2 the favorite among
database customers using Linux, and the company is focusing on enhancing the basics: clustering, availability and scalability.
July 28, 2003