IBM launches university open-source initiative

The IBM Academic Initiative will work with schools that support open standards and seek to use open source and IBM technologies for teaching purposes, both directly and through the web. Standards such as Java, Linux, and Eclipse are part of the effort, as well as training on IBM software and servers.

IBM will assign a technical team to assess an institution’s IT curricula and provide training and skills for the faculty and staff. Course materials will be provided on key software and hardware technologies, along with information resources provided through the IBM Scholars Portal and developerWorks programme.