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IBM And The Open Source Community Deliver new Enterprise Capabilities To Linux

Technologies Help Speed Linux Adoption

ARMONK, NY - 28 Jun 2001: IBM today announced the availability of a series of Linux technologies developed in conjunction with the open source community to enhance the enterprise capabilities of Linux. Today's announcement will further enable Linux for mainstream business uses.

To speed the development of Linux, IBM, as an active participant in the open source community, is announcing the following technologies:

The availability of Version 1.0 of these technologies signifies that they are now ready for customer use.

Adding to its numerous open source projects, IBM today is also announcing its participation on a project in conjunction with SGI and Open Source Development Lab, focusing on enabling enterprise test and verification processes, methodologies and tooling for the Linux platform:

"IBM is working side-by-side the Open Source community to improve Linux and to add the necessary enterprise capabilities that will support the e-business functions demanded by today's companies," said Dr. Daniel Frye, Director, IBM Linux Technology Center. "With the availability for customers of JFS and NGPT, we are getting one step closer to making Linux enterprise ready."

IBM has been working with the open source community since 1998. A list of IBM's technical contributions can be found at the Linux Technology Center web site, http://www.ibm.com/linux/ltc.

Contact(s) information

Lisa Lanspery
IBM Media Relations
(212) 745-2304
lisalans@us.ibm.com

John Rzadzki
TSI for IBM
(212) 320-2342
jrzadzki@tsicomm.com

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