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LinuxPlanet: Students Create Linux Code For Real IBM Products

Aug 16, 2004, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

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"While some college students did little else but hit the beach, about 20 highly select computer science and MBA degree candidates interned with IBM this summer, creating Linux code along the way. Software developed through IBM's 'Extreme Blue' internship program will turn into real IBM applications for electrical utilities, financial risk management, and other industries.

"'Linux is inherent to everything we do,' maintained Jane Harper, director of IBM's University Talent Program, speaking at an IBM Extreme Blue press event in New York City. 'Students can 'grow' their skills in Linux and open source--and, of course, we want them to,' she added..."

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