"Buoyed by the success of cooperative ventures promoting Linux
in Brazil and a few other developing countries, IBM plans to spread
its open-source philosophy to other parts of the globe in 2005.
"The program involves sponsoring faculty awards at universities,
erecting Linux competency centers where local application
developers can hone their skills, and collaborating with venture
capitalists to form indigenous start-ups that in turn could become
the bedrock for local, autonomous IT activity..."