"Major corporations joining the Linux love feast this week
managed to quietly support their own agendas while boosting the
operating system and its open-source contributors."
"The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, which ended Thursday, drew
support from Hewlett-Packard Co. (stock: HWP), Palo Alto, Calif.;
IBM Corp. (stock: IBM); and Sun Microsystems Inc. (stock: SUNW),
"The highest profile event in which the competitors walked arm
in arm was the announcement of their participation in the Gnome
Foundation, an open-source group that would steer development of a
desktop user interface for Linux. Gnome competes with KDE, the
second major Linux desktop GUI."