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[News] Microsoft Hijacks the Term "Open" in OpenMainframe.org to Use Legal Action Against GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Hijacks the Term "Open" in OpenMainframe.org to Use Legal Action Against GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:44:37 +0000
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Global CIO: IBM And Microsoft Clash Over Unbundling Policy 

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| IBM has lashed out at Microsoft and other 
| competitors for funding a research study 
| whose findings strongly advocate that IBM 
| not be allowed in India to bundle its own 
| operating systems and other software with 
| the high-end servers IBM sells in that 
| rapidly growing market.
| The flare-up is important because the call 
| for unbundling could open the door for 
| various companies to rush into the 
| mainframe and high-end server businesses 
| and be granted mandatory and wide-open 
| access to new technologies that IBM alone 
| has conceived, funded, developed, and 
| deployed. 


IBM Says Rivals Behind Anti-IBM Report in India

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| IBM has slammed a report critical of the 
| adoption of its mainframes in India, saying 
| the report was driven by IBM competitors 
| and has no credibility.
| The report was sponsored by 
| OpenMainframe.org, an online forum for news 
| and information related to creating an open 
| market for IBM-compatible mainframe 
| technologies.
| OpenMainframe.org is "bought and paid for" 
| by Microsoft and other IBM competitors, so 
| it's hardly surprising that it would make 
| an anti-IBM argument, IBM said in a 
| statement over the weekend.



Linux controls IBM mainframes

,----[ Quote ]
| Consolidation for everyone is IBM's stated
| reason for releasing a Linux version of its
| System z mainframe. The new Enterprise Linux
| Server (ELS)  is a stand-alone system
| specifically designed for Linux environments.
| According to IBM, the financial savings can be
| up to 80 per cent. Furthermore, a "save-as-you-
| grow" pricing model is intended to facilitate
| investment decisions by allowing customers to
| gradually purchase resources at considerably
| lower prices than that of a complete system.


IBM Introduces New Linux Servers for the System z Mainframe

,----[ Quote ]
| IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new hardware,
| software and services packages to help clients
| consolidate and virtualize enterprise workloads
| on IBM System z. Included are two new
| enterprise Linux servers that provide
| attractive, off-the-shelf pricing and
| configurations for large-scale data center
| consolidation on Linux.
| IBM also announced two new offerings in its
| System z Solution Edition series that makes
| System z attractive to new workloads - such as
| data warehousing, electronic payments and
| disaster recovery - so clients can run a wider
| range of their business activities with the
| powerful reliability, transaction-processing
| capabilities, and management capabilities and
| efficiencies of IBM System z.

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