November 15, 2001

Why Linux needs to win battles and not wars

Author: JT Smith

"IBM's view of Linux is smart. The 'development agenda' is set around new markets that IBM is eager to move into. For instance, Frye says that the majority of new web
applications and e-commerce sites run on Linux. In this particular instance, IBM stands to gain substantially by the increased sales of its WebSphere application server product
and DB2 database. By fine tuning the operating system and stimulating community development, IBM can confidently offer Linux as the third prong in a WebSphere, DB2
solution." More at


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