"More than 300 IBM employees from around the globe are set to
convene this week in Austin, Texas. But they won't find the usual
IBM fare on their plates."
"Instead, the topics du jour at IBM's third Linux summit will be
all things open-source."
"Big Blue has become one of the most vocal and visible backers
of Linux and open source, especially in the past year. The company
ported all of its portfolio applications to Linux and has developed
a version of Linux that runs on its S/390 mainframes. It also has
opened three open-source porting centers on three continents."
"All told, IBM has a team of about 200 open-source
developers at work in its hardware, software, services, and
research divisions. Company officials claim that IBM currently
employs more developers dedicated to open source than any
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