Directly from Bob Sutor, IBM's Vice President of Open Source and Standards.
"IBM voted NO today in ECMA on approval for Microsoft’s Open XML spec."
IBM today announced the delivery of the 2,500th Linux application available for POWER -- extending the flexibility of one of the world’s most pervasive processor architectures. The application, Sybase Unwired Accelerator, quickly and securely extends corporate applications to mobile environments.
Hey, remember SCO?
I almost forgot myself. It's hard to focus on SCO when we're now into Son of SCO. Or is it Father? Anyway, there was a filing today, and it's important. SCO, as you'll recall, did some FUDding in the media about alleged spoliation, which some SCO-supporting media types lapped up to the very last drop and made sound like a big deal. Well, here's IBM's side. You'll laugh, snort, and then perhaps get mad at SCO, if you're like me and have a sense of justice. SCO has to know that they are raising a bogus issue, I think, but they did it anyway. What do you call that? I call it a frivolous motion, personally, and I more and more suspect we may well see the court sanction both SCO and Boies Schiller before this is over.
IBM introduced service products to help customers maximize the value of implementing Linux and Grid computing technologies. IBM's new Implementation Services for Linux Service Product and Grid and Grow Express Implementation Service Product both utilize a new IBM Research-designed automated web-based tool that can significantly reduce implementation time and expense.
Building upon the company's commitment to help clients transform businesses, IBM rolled out its next generation blueprint and roadmap to advance key Linux development priorities and support for open source business models.