Irving Wladawsky-Berger, vice president of technology strategy,
IBM Server Group, addressed the IBM Technical Developer Conference
in San Francisco on Linux and open standards. Below is a transcript
of his remarks.
"Before giving an overview of our Linux strategy, I'd
like to spend a few minutes telling you why it is that we in IBM
have so aggressively embraced Linux and the whole concept of
It is not some kind of New Age business model left over from the
"dot.com" bubble that we fell prey to. We believe very, very
strongly that open standards and open-source software are
absolutely critical foundations for the IT business going into the
future. And as a result, they are a very critical foundation for
Now why do we say that? Well, in the end, this is an information
technology industry. And everything in the industry starts and
stops with the march of technology."