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BW: Red Hat the First Distributor to Bring Cross-Platform Java Technology to Linux Community

Jan 24, 2000, 19:06 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Red Hat...the leading provider of open source solutions, and IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a worldwide licensing and distribution agreement for IBM's Java software for Linux critical components of today's enterprise and e-commerce Internet applications."

"Under the agreement, Red Hat will license and distribute IBM's Java Runtime engine, Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Java Technology Edition. IBM's JavaTechnology will be distributed with the Red Hat Linux Operating Systems (OS) Enterprise Edition. Red Hat will provide worldwide support contact for users of the IBM Java Technology as they create and deploy Java-based Internet solutions on Red Hat Linux."

"Users worldwide can now leverage Red Hat as a complete, trusted source to help them quickly create and deploy Java-based, enterprise e-business applications for Linux," said Paul McNamara, General Manager of the Enterprise Business Unit, Red Hat, Inc. "The combination of Red Hat's unmatched open source expertise and Java's write-once, deploy anywhere functionality lets companies effortlessly and confidently migrate e-commerce applications written in Java to the Red Hat Linux platform for maximum performance, scalability and stability."

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