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InfoWorld: IBM redoubles its Linux development efforts

Jan 11, 2000, 15:57 (1 Talkback[s])
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"With increasing pressure from many of its corporate users, IBM will shift a good portion of its Internet-based software development toward Linux, a move company officials hope will significantly broaden its base of software developers and shore up the sagging market share of some of its proprietary servers."

"As part of this initiative, IBM will form a new unit, to be part of its Enterprise Systems Group, and will shutter its Internet Division. Irving Wladawsky-Berger, who headed the Internet Group, will become the vice president of technology and strategy reporting to Sam Palmisano, who heads IBM's server group."

"Customers have been coming to us and asking us to help them build a better Linux in concert with the [Linux] community. When users commit to Linux for applications, they want a company like IBM to be behind them so that Linux evolves into the future," Wladawsky-Berger said."

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