May 25, 2004

Kill Bill

SarsSmarz writes "Quite a nice summary on the effort IBM has put into Linux so far."

How is it that for eight months a team of up to a dozen IBM consultants has been toiling in the data centers and computer rooms of the Munich city
government--free of charge? Having goaded Munich into embracing open-source software, IBM is helping it plan a migration of 14,000 computers off
Microsoft Windows and onto the operating system known as Linux. Never mind that IBM doesn't sell Linux, which is distributed free.
And never mind that Munich officials say they're not committed to buying IBM hardware or consulting services, despite all IBM's free help.


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