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ZDNet: Ok, Who Got the Billion Dollars?

Jun 07, 2005, 02:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"Away back in December of 2000 IBM's Lou Gerstner announced that IBM planned to spend a billion dollars on Linux. Great news then, but where did it go? There's no IBM Linux distribution, not many of their nickels went to the people behind the key technologies IBM relies on to make Linux work including Apache, mySQL, OpenOffice, and SAMBA. Their web sites offer Red Hat Linux for $799 or more, but I don't see the new Fedora Foundation getting any part of that billion bucks..."

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