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Sun Offers to Help IBM Clean Up Sidewalks

May 01, 2001, 05:05 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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Sun has offered to help IBM clean up its Linux mess.

A brief article at ZDNet reports that on the eve of the finale of its worldwide volunteer week, Sun has offered to step in and help IBM clean up the sidewalks of the graffiti the company's PR agency painted on the sidewalks of San Francisco and Chicago.

Though the material used to make the graffiti, variously referred to as "paint" or "chalk", was supposed to wash off after a rain, several reports indicated that it didn't. The cities of Chicago and San Francisco threatened legal action, and one employee of IBM's ad agency was arrested for vandalism.

The ads were part of IBM's "Peace, Love, and Linux" ad campaign, featuring a peace sign, a heart, and Tux.

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