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LinuxJournal: Big Blue's Love Letter to Linux

Mar 08, 2001, 14:06 (24 Talkback[s])
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"...Credit where due: IBM is trying to do the Right Thing. Their sentiments seem sincere, even though they are obviously expressed by a copywriter (like I used to be, back when I sold my soul cheaper than it goes for today)."

"But hey, guys: save the money. Run your ads on TV and in magazines, but please respect the Web for what it isn't--a natural advertising medium. If your Web Marketing money is burning a hole in your pocket, let some of it leak into, say, the Open Source Initiative. They need it, and it'll help them accomplish a bunch of the objectives you just bragged about."

"Meanwhile, burn your GIFs and put your mouth where your money is: move your Linux promo site onto a Linux server. This one's running on an AIX."

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