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LinuxPower: Talking with IBM's Daniel Frye about GNOME

Jan 14, 2001, 20:40 (4 Talkback[s])
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"During Linux World Expo in San Jose in August the GNOME Foundation was announced. A lot of leading companies in the industry pledged their support. In a series of interviews we will talk with the companies involved to try to find out more about what plans they have for GNOME and what they hope to get in return for their investments in GNOME. We start off this series of interviews by talking with Daniel Frye, Director of IBM Linux Technology Center."

"What are IBM's hopes and expectations from GNOME?"

"DF: We're expecting that GNOME will accelerate Linux innovation and the use of Linux as a desktop. GNOME is one of the major efforts that, when successful, will legitimize Linux as a viable desktop."

"SashXB has been released by IBM for GNOME/Linux, what kind of application development are the planned target for this tool?"

"DF: New, web-based applications. SashXB allows the development and deployment of a completely new type of innovative web-based application. Of course, one of the strengths of open source is that the technology can be (and probably will be) utilized in ways we haven't even thought of yet."

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