ComputerWorld has an article today describing how IBM made sixteen billion dollars out of services for Linux last year. Mary Ann Fisher says that there are 10,000 Linux engineers in IBM working on Linux, and IBM’s whole vision is to provide the best infrastructure that embraces open systems.
On Monday the NZOSS released a response to the State Services Commission regarding the guide to the legal risks of Open Source. The response was the result of extensive peer review in the New Zealand Open Source community and cites several concerns about the document. Representitives of the NZOSS will be meeting with the SSC to discuss the response, later this week. Groklaw, a blog by Pamela Jones, has reported the response.
This is an article in the Australian Computer world about Peter Quinn, the erstwhile CIO of the State Government of Massachusetts and one of the chief proponents of the move to the Open Document Format.
The excellent news is that he is scheduled to speak at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conf & Expo in Sydney. This would be a really great session to attend coming from someone who was definately in the front lines.
Get over there if you can.