"The massive swing towards a Linux-based operating system
announced by IBM last month has spawned a whole new development
model for the company, according to its Linux program
director, Dr Daniel Frye...."
"Because IBM decided that in order to mix and match from the
Linux community's finest, it would build a distributed team of
developers, Dr Frye oversees a team spanning file system experts in
Austin, Texas, system debuggers in India, and print developers in
"It is a team that is growing in line with a tenfold increase in
IBM's commitment to Linux this year. IBM last month announced
top-to-bottom support for the free software right across its
hardware, software and services businesses."