Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:37 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
IBM Unix isn't a flashy market. But what distinction there is has been going to Sun Microsystems lately, by making its Unix-based Solaris operating system available as open-source software. Last week, IBM moved to put its AIX Unix operating system back on everybody's radar by revealing plans to create a development center on its Austin, Texas, campus to speed up AIX development.
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"And just where do you get that IBM spends billions on Linux? How about sharing with the rest of us."

This is very well known:

http://news.com.com/2100-1001-249750.html
http://news.com.com/2100-1001-825723.html
http://linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/interviews/4768/2/
http://www.forbes.com/execpicks/2003/07/30/cx_mh_ld_0730ibm.html
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/01_33/b3745097.htm

It costs a lot to employ engineers, and provide them with everything they need...

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"And just where do you get that IBM spends billions on Linux? How about sharing with the rest of us."

and 1 more link:

http://www-1.ibm.com/linux/ltc/localization.shtml

This shows a map of the 38 Linux Technology Centers, and says that they employ 650 people.

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Robert Escue Member since:
2005-07-08

One billion does not equal billions of dollars, from the original post "They spend millions on AIX and billions on Linux.". The engineers you talk about were paid out of that billion dollars.

And I am reasonably sure that the technology centers link employs people who work on a lot more than Linux. I am willing to bet there are people who support AIX, Tivoli, MQ Series, DB2, and other IBM products as well. A total of 650 people world-wide is not that many when you think of it.

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