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NewsForge: Welcoming EDS to the World of Linux

Mar 23, 2005, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"EDS, the giant computer services company, apparently doesn't like Linux much right now. EDS vice president of Global Alliances Robb Rasmussen recently told ZDNet Australia, 'From a corporate perspective, we are not confident where Linux is right now today. A large enterprise needs to be sure because it relates to securifying [sic] the environment. We see some of the same things occurring that did to Unix--it could splinter into many different types of languages. We are quite cautious about Linux and its deployment.' Uh huh. But companies that issue anti-Linux statements like this often end up embracing Linux before long. That's why I want to extend a welcoming hand to EDS instead of getting upset over that egregious statement..."

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