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ZDNet: Interview: IBM's Linux Tech Chief

Aug 19, 2002, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"At LinuxWorld 2002 in San Francisco we sat down with Daniel Frye, Director of IBM's Linux Technology Center, to get the inside story on IBM's strategy in light of these announcements.

"How does SourceForge Enterprise Edition differ from the SourceForge.net Web site?

"It's a set of tools, an application, a management infrastructure that enables open-source development. (In fact, my team uses it, as do a number of groups at IBM, inside the company; we have what's called the 'internal IBM open-source bazaar.') It uses the SourceForge set of tools. If a team wants to do open-source development within IBM, they create an account and it gives them the source code repository, the mailing lists, control mechanisms, licenses, and so on. That's what SourceForge uses to run SourceForge.net. SourceForge will be using its own Enterprise Edition, and in fact already does. Part of the arrangement is that we will be able to sell that as well. It's a good alliance..."

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