"Tsutomu Ogiwara" <com> wrote in message
Excellent publicity for IDS, although you have to expect that the database
element will be largely ignored by IBM in a way that it wouldn't if the
underlying database had been DB2 UDB.
On the wider issue, and going a little off-topic, how beneficial is it
really that the big boys, and especially IBM, are getting selected as
"strategic Linux partners"? The very essence of Linux - anti-proprietary,
open-source, free entitlement-to-use - is the antithesis of what Big
Business stands for. Don't get me wrong: I think that the comparatively
recent acceptance of Linux as a viable enterprise OS is largely due to the
involvement of the big boys, and my business has itself benefited from being
a part of IBM EMEA's Leaders for Linux initiative. But I just wonder where
it all will end ....