PC Week: IBM plans major expansion of Linux efforts

“IBM is refocusing its corporatewide Internet software efforts
around Linux, a move it hopes will legitimize the open-source
movement for large corporations while reviving its own flagging
enterprise server business….”

“IBM will “Linux-enable” all of its hardware platforms as well
as port applications and middleware to Linux. In addition, it will
work closely with the open-source community to develop and promote
standards and make certain of its technologies available as open

The Linux group will be staffed with hundreds of workers
and have labs in Texas, New York, New Jersey and India (which
Palmisano characterized as “a hotbed of Linux talent”).