Tonight Live: IBM and how to spend a Billion Dollars on Linux>> On The Linux Show!!
Dec 19, 2000, 16:48 (1 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Jeff
Gerhardt for this announcement. ]
Tuesday, December 19th, 2000
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com
At 6pm pst, 7pm rmt, 8pm cst, and 9pm east.... Kevin, Jeff, PJ,
and Doc Searls (of the Linux Journal) have a great show lined up
tonight on The Linux(r) Show!!
In Segment One- News: We will be covering the
hot Linux news of the week, plus interesting news in the greater
technology world; including the news on the AOL Time Warner merger
(time to start watching like a hawk).
In Segments Two and Three- IBM and their BILLION DOLLAR
BUDGET: Joining us tonight to give us the inside track
of what they are doing will be Dr. Daniel D. Frye,
Director, Linux Technology Center (LTC). Daniel is IBM's
"Linux Voice" - he was one of the original open
source evangelists at IBM and was instrumental in convincing IBM to
embrace Linux and the open source community. Daniel has since
been chosen to spearhead IBM's Linux initiative, including IBM's
participation in the OSDL and the formation of IBM's Linux
Technology Center which has grown to over 200 fully designated
Linux engineers all under his supervision.
In the opinion of everyone at TLS this Billion Dollar budget is
more significant than the impressive IPOs of Red Hat and VA;
because the bean counters at IBM have had a long time to
contemplate this move. Everyone on Wall Street should have taken
notice, but seem to have just yawned.
Because of his long history with IBM, Daniel can discuss IBM's
Linux position from both a technical and business vantage point and
give a historical perspective on IBM's $1 billion Linux
Prior to his current responsibilities, Dr. Frye was a member of
IBM's Emerging Technologies and Business Opportunities team. In
this role, he was responsible for company-wide technical strategies
that predicted future trends and transitions in the IT industry. It
was during this time that Dr. Frye co-authored the original IBM
corporate strategies for Linux and open source.
If you have questions about IBM that you would like us to ask,
please join us on the IRC server during the show.
Remember tune in at 6pm pst, 7pm rmt, 8pm cst, 9pm east and 1am
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