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Cisco Offers $100,000 Prize Money to Linux Application Developers

Nov 30, 2008, 08:03 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"But what's this really all about? Of course, The VAR Guy thinks he knows:

"* Shifting the market from Windows to Network Applications: Cisco CEO John Chambers has clearly stated that he expects to compete far more fiercely with Microsoft and Google in the years ahead. The networking battles - between Cisco and Nortel, for instance - are old news. By recruiting Linux application developers to back AXP, Cisco hopes to disrupt the old Windows ISV market. The ultimate goal is to beat Microsoft in the Unified Communications market."

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