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AFR: IBM throws weight behind Linux team

Mar 09, 2000, 22:35 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mandy Bryan)

"The massive swing towards a Linux-based operating system announced by IBM last month has spawned a whole new development model for the company, according to its Linux program director, Dr Daniel Frye...."

"Because IBM decided that in order to mix and match from the Linux community's finest, it would build a distributed team of developers, Dr Frye oversees a team spanning file system experts in Austin, Texas, system debuggers in India, and print developers in Boulder, Colorado."

"It is a team that is growing in line with a tenfold increase in IBM's commitment to Linux this year. IBM last month announced top-to-bottom support for the free software right across its hardware, software and services businesses."

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