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Computerworld.au: IBM, Nicta to Collaborate on Open Source

May 01, 2003, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM has formed a joint venture with National ICT Australia (Nicta) to open its first Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) outside North America. The centre will focus on open source software with the anticipation of attracting the attention of government and enterprise IT departments with the researchers primarily based at the University of New South Wales.

"Phillip Bullock, CEO, IBM Australia, said the centre provides links into worldwide research, primarily in software.

"'Local researchers can collaborate with others around the world,' Bullock said. 'This is a three-year project between IBM, Nicta, and the University of New South Wales and is designed to improve the performance of open source operating systems. By doing this IBM is extending its Linux Technology Centre investment...'"

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