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LinuxWorld: IBM hopes to block out Sun with new Unix initiative

Sep 16, 1999, 14:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nora Mikes)

"IBM's "most significant Unix announcement ever" includes lots on processing power, storage capabilities, operating system enhancements, and Project Monterey -- but was decidedly less "significant" on the Linux and open source fronts..."

"According to IBM Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations Robert Amezcua, IBM software engineers are not contributing to kernel development. Meanwhile, Hackett told LinuxWorld that IBM has "not yet taken AIX technology and made it open source ... but we have not yet ruled that out, either."

"When asked what license would be used to cover the open source release of the Linux Application Execution Environment next year, Hackett said that the company did not know, and that it would likely be a "generic source license ... probably not GNU," she said, (referring to the GNU project's General Public License)."

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