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[OCLUG-Tech] IBM and the Linux Community

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Subject: IBM and the Linux Community
From: Robert MacFarlan <Robert_MacFarlan [ at ] us [ dot ] ibm [ dot ] com>


I am trying to make some of the larger user groups worldwide aware of some 
things IBM is up with regard to the Linux Opens Source Developer 
Community.  IBM has just launched this years version of an Open Source 
Developer Contest.  This contest awards the development of new and porting 
of specific existing Open Source applications to LinuxPPC64.  The idea is 
to raise awareness and knowledge/experience with regard to LinuxPPC64. 
Prizes include Segway HTs, Apple Power Mac G5s, and good 'ole cash.  I 
encourage your members to join the contest as well as spread the word. 
Additional information can be found at: http://www.linuxonpower.com .

Also, I have been working with a number of Universities world-wide that 
are interested in hosting LinuxPPC64 systems to provide free access to the 
Open Source community for developing and porting applications on 
LinuxPPC64.  So far there are three Universities on-line w/ more to come 
looking out over the year.  The Universities currently offering access 
include the University of Portland (http://www.egr.up.edu:8080), the 
University of Augsburg (http://tuxppc.rz.uni-augsburg.de/), and Peking 
University (http://ppclinux.pku.edu.cn/ ).  U of P and Peking University 
are running SLES9, while U of Augsburg is running Debian on our latest 
POWER5 processor.  If your members / affiliates are interested in working 
on state-of-the-art LinuxPPC64 systems, please go to any of those web 
sites and register for a free ssh account.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Robert MacFarlan
ISV Global Solutions Enablement

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