IBM: The Impact of Open Standards on the Technology Industry: A Business Perspective

“Today, the Linux market is an important global force. Based on
IBM market research and external data, we believe more than $25
billion of hardware, software, and services revenue has been
generated across the industry over the past 3 years worldwide.

“And this wonderful engine of innovation–the inter-locked but
independent open source community–has accelerated and continued to

“LinuxWorld has evolved from a technology show to a portal into
a whole new sphere of business computing. The booths and displays
emphasize solutions to real business problems. Nobody comes to the
IBM booth and asks why we’re here. And we have been joined by every
major business system vendor in the industry, as well as dozens of
start-ups and niche players.

“We’re all part of a vibrant ecosystem focused on open source
and open standards–the best guarantee of continuous, rapid
innovation in Linux-based solutions…”


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