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developerWorks: Meet the Experts: Scott Handy

Feb 18, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"dW: And this announcement that we're making today, I understand that it's a major announcement. Is there something that you could compare it to, to help us put it into context?

"Handy: Well, each announcement is different. I would have to say that this announcement is terminally unique in the sense that we have done so much for Linux--so to take it to yet another level was quite a challenge. But we have. And I think it's the result of the fact that we have always viewed Linux as something that was bigger than just an operating system. And so I guess the best way to compare this is to 2001's 'Mach 1' announcement of the eServer line, when we rebranded everything under eServer; we said then that Linux would be a unifying operating system across those environments. And we have done that already, and what this program does is automate that for ISVs, so that they can have a single application that runs across the entire eServer line..."

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