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IBM: Wladawsky-Berger on Linux and open standards

Aug 20, 2001, 16:57 (2 Talkback[s])
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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 open-source software.

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 IBM.

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."

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