IBM in hot water in Chicago over Linux graffiti


Author: JT Smith

The Associated Press follows up on earlier reports on IBM’s sidewalk-painting ad campaign in San Francisco, now facing fines in Chicago as well. “[Chicago] officials are considering fining IBM for painting peace symbols, hearts
and penguins on sidewalks as part of a promotion for the company’s Linux
computer operating system.

The fines run $50 per location. Officials also said they may try to charge
IBM for the cleanup — about $134 an hour for equipment, labor and
supplies. Each patch will take up to an hour to remove …”


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