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InfoWorld: IBM: Linux Development Pace Skyrockets

Nov 13, 2002, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

"IBM officials on Monday said the pace of application development for Linux is increasing dramatically, citing that some 4,200 applications have been developed during the past five months mostly for the company's server software, including WebSphere and DB2.

"Since the launching of IBM's 'Speed Start Your Linux App' program in May, the company claims 33,000 Windows and Intel-based third-party and corporate developers are now working with the Eclipse-based version of IBM's WebSphere Studio toolkit to create mission critical-class applications.

"'What is really encouraging about the developers and applications is not just the number of them in such a short period of time, but that two-thirds of them are corporate developers as opposed to commercial developers producing apps in areas like financial services,' said Scott Handy, director of Linux Solutions at IBM's Software Group..."

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