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LinuxWorld: IBM's secret summit

Sep 29, 1999, 21:24 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"IBM has just concluded its first internal "Linux Summit." The two-day event was held at the J.J. Pickle Research Center of the University of Texas, which is located very near IBM's north Austin facilities. The summit was attended by approximately 250 IBMers from around the globe, but it was closed to outsiders."

"The summit included talks and presentations by Linux and Open Source Program Director at IBM Daniel Frye, his boss Robert LeBlanc, and others from around the company involved with Linux. Jon "Maddog" Hall of Linux International was scheduled to give a keynote address on the second day."

"There was a Thinkpad "Installathon," talks on Linux and DB2, Linux performance challenges, Linux support, Linux and NetFinity, Websphere and Linux, Domino for Linux, Java for Linux, and the future and Linux. I'm detailing this to make sure you understand. Linux is a very big deal at IBM."

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