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Old 01-04-2003, 03:42 AM   #1
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Linux and IBM

I just found this news on Linux and IBM

could you comment any of that ?
Old 01-04-2003, 09:41 PM   #2
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IBM had been into Linux for two years that I know of. They are one of the best information sites I have found. The Pres of Gentoo has a series of articles on file systems on their website--absolutely incredible. Most difficult part is finding things--that takes practice, but I've found it is well worth it.
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I think the article was a little slanted toward a commercial viewpoint. If IBM were writing EVMS as a commercial product to fill some niche it's one thing. But this was a project designed to further kernel development as a whole. When a different idea proved to be the more popular one they simply decided to work on something that may be useful instead of beating a dead horse, so to speak. Whether EVMS got accepted or not IBM would not have directly profited off it. They profit off having a system they can use on their big-iron, and the other product will help them on that as well.

So by my view point IBM is just continuing to be a useful part of the Linux community instead of just throwing their weight around. That's how I look at it anyway.


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