"At the LinuxWorld Expo here earlier this month, IBM Corp.
revealed plans to support the open- source-code operating system
with a team of four Linux software vendors by providing 24 x 7
customer support. The company also is porting DB2 to Linux, as well
as its WebSphere application server."
"Linux is important to the enterprise because of its performance
and reliability but most importantly because of its openness, said
Shichiro Miyashita, staff planner, strategy and business
development, Asia Pacific technical operations, IBM Japan Ltd.,