IBM's China Card and Perhaps Linux's Role

Posted by TxtEdMacs on Dec 13, 2004 2:08 PM EDT
New York Times; By David Barboza
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Five years ago, I.B.M. established a Chinese software development lab, which today has 500 engineers working on Linux projects alone. (I.B.M. is the leading corporate supporter of Linux, a free operating system that is an alternative to Microsoft Windows.) Warning: this is a business article looking at this corporation's global goals and methods, where Linux plays a decidedly subsidiary role!

Dave: This is really a more global view of IBM's objectives and method of operation. The citation to Linux only appears on the second page of the on-line edition. This may NOT be an appropriate item for LXer. However, there is a message: be careful of our friends, they may have highly divergent goals than simply pushing Linux.

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