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E-Commerce Times: IBM Expands Linux Investment

Feb 08, 2000, 00:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

"IBM seized the spotlight at the LinuxWorld Expo in New York City last week by issuing a spate of announcements that could significantly affect e-commerce professionals and the open-source community."

"Chief among the Linux-related disclosures was IBM's new initiative to foster open-source development. Big Blue will offer versions of its software at no cost to commercial developers to initiate what it hopes will become a new class of Linux applications specifically designed for smaller businesses."

"Tapping into its strategic partnership with Linux vendor Caldera Systems, Inc., IBM plans to distribute an application developer's kit, which offers messaging, collaboration and dynamic Web application serving capabilities. The kit also includes Java technology and tools for application development, a relational database for managing information and a Web application server for tasks such as Web publishing."

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