Academic License of IBM's Application developer's kit for Linux now available for learning, teaching and research

$27,000 Software Value At No Charge to Accredited Educational Institutions

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NASHVILLE, TN - 10 Oct 2000: -- IBM today announced availability of a special academic license for the IBM Application Developer's Kit for Linux, valued at more than $27,000 to qualified higher education faculty for use in teaching, learning and research.

The CD-ROM software package includes IBM DB2* Universal Database Enterprise Edition for Linux, WebSphere Application Server* Advanced Edition for Linux, Visual Age for Java* for Linux, Domino R5 Application Server for Linux, MQSeries* Technology Release for Linux ,Java programming utilities and technical manuals. IBM is also providing electronic resources, such as technical documentation, including white papers, redbooks, FAQs and newsletter to assist in the installation and support of this industry-leading software.

This offering is part of IBM's e-business Technology in Academia Program, which provides a resource for educators worldwide to help them provide Linux, Java and XML training in the classroom. In this way students will learn more about the future of technology and the software that is fundamental to the new world of e-business. Students graduating from schools now need to become familiar with these emerging technologies, how to apply them and how they are integrated into business processes. The e-business Technology in Academia initiative is part of IBM's long-standing tradition of investment in education at all levels.

"IBM is making this package available to educators for teaching, learning and research so they can have the same leading-edge, open standard, e-business enabling technologies that are transforming businesses and institutions around the world," said

Man Bui, IBM Global Marketing Manager of Academic Solutions. "With almost a million IT positions going unfilled in the US alone, IBM believes it is important to support e-business and information technology education worldwide. This offer is part of that effort."

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