Tonight Live: From LinuxWorld Expo featuring IBM >> on The Linux Show!!
Tonight Live: On The Linux Show!!
Tuesday, August 5th, 2003from Chicago IL
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At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Arne Flones, Doc Searls, Russ Pavlicek AND Jeff Gerhardt are all back live tonight. We have a lively show lined up for tonight on The Linux Show that comes to you live from LinuxWorld Expo!

Segment One- The News. We will cover THE HOT NEWS of the week and the expo. Tonight on the news: There is so much news from LinuxWorld Expo we do not know what to list. So we will just list a couple and wing the rest.

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Segment Two- IBM revs up for a Linux Future- with Dan Frye

Tonight we will have a conversation with our old friend Dan Frye, Director of IBM's Technology Center. Dan has been on the show before and is well known by our regular listeners. We will discuss the expanding presence of IBM as a power house Linux vendor and freind to the Open Source community. SCO may become a part of the conversation, but we will be stressing IBM's role as a driving force for the enterprise adoption of Linux.

The Linux Technology Center ( was founded to track the various technical contributions IBM as a whole is making to Linux and related development communities. This site is hosted by the IBM Linux Technology Center whose mission is to work directly with the Linux development community with a shared vision of making Linux succeed.

Since 1999, we have been talking about the remarkable sudden redirection of IBM to take hold of Linux and Open Source and make it a core corporate business tool. This story has to be one of the most remarkable stories of a wholesale cange in corporate culture in the IT industry history. Many people (and countless inhouse geeks) were responsible for this change in course, but as co-author of the original strategy papers used by IBM on both Linux and open source, Dan Frye has to be one of the chief navigators of the changes at IBM.

Like all changes in direction, this course change has not been without storms and controversy; SCO just being the most visable to the public to date. But month by month more and more of the IBM corporate culture has been won over to the light side of the force. Now that the new course SEEMS set for IBM corp bosses, Frye has changed his own course from in-house advocate to coordinating open source developments with IBM and assuring smooth relations with the community at large. As Director of the Linux Technology Center, Dan works directly with a number of differing Linux development projects transforming linux into a practical business reality for IBM clients, and the entire linux community. IBM is very active in community development hosting a number of project out on Sourceforge and is a sponsor member of the Open Source Development Lab (see last weeks show with Larry.).

What has impressed us most here at TLS is that IBM has not just talked a good game, but they have peformed and lived up to every commitment with the Open SOurce community. A great deal of the good work is due to the good start down the path delivered at the hands of Dan Frye.

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