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TechWeb: IBM Earmarks $200 Million For Linux In Asia-Pacific

Sep 02, 2000, 18:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Antone Gonsalves)

"...in the next four years... the money will be spent on Linux centers for research and for developing standards and applications and other technology. The funds will also be spent on alliances with Linux-focused business partners and on more than 300 IBM Linux consultants, hardware and software specialists, researchers, product developers, and services professionals."

"As part of the initiative, IBM (stock: IBM) has begun R&D on Linux at its Yamato Software Development Lab and Tokyo Research Lab in Japan, and its China Research Lab. IBM will launch in the fourth quarter a Chinese version of its developerWorks website. A Japanese version already exists."

"Standards development will be conducted at Linux Competency Centers IBM plans to establish in Yamato, Beijing, Seoul and Bangalore. The centers will work with the Linux open-source community in developing standards. Intel Corp. (stock: INTC), Santa Clara, Calif., and China's RedFlag Software Co., are among the supporters of the new initiative, IBM officials said."

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