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CRN: Linux: 'Consistency' is Our Goal, Says IBM Exec

Feb 18, 2003, 15:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Rogers)

"Speaking to CRN at PartnerWorld here Monday, [John] Sarsgard said that most people are aware of IBM's commitment to Linux, of Linux's viability in the enterprise, and 'that Linux is not a passing fancy.'

"'The message has gotten through that IBM is investing in Linux in a very large way,' Sarsgard said, noting that IBM now has 300 full-time developers working on the operating system. 'People ask me why we are investing these resources in an operating system we don't even own.'

"The reason IBM dedicates those resources is that 'we want to promote keeping Linux consistent,' Sarsgard said, and to see that the best enhancements and updates go into the Linux kernel..."

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