QA with IBM's Dan Frye: "Everything Has Changed"
Apr 01, 2010, 16:32 (2 Talkback[s])
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"IBM is celebrating more than a decade working with Linux, and
Dan Frye was the co-author of the original IBM corporate strategies
for Linux and open source. Dan today is vice president of Open
Systems Development and will be keynoting at the Linux Foundation
Collaboration Summit in just two weeks. He shares with us today
some of the insights he has gained over the years and how they
relate to the opportunity for Linux in the decade ahead.
"You're keynoting at the upcoming Linux Foundation Collaboration
Summit and are a board member of the organization. How has the
Collaboration Summit evolved over the last few years and what are
you looking forward to at the event this year?
"Frye: The collaboration summit has evolved along with Linux
itself -- Linux use continues to expand and the Collaboration
Summit has broadened its scope to address this wider constituency.
This event brings together active representatives from throughout
the Linux ecosystem: leading users from a variety of industries,
key Linux developers, system vendors, software/application vendors,
and more. The Collaboration Summit has become my favorite annual
business meeting. It is a refreshingly down-to-earth, yet
effective, forum for that diverse set of communities to