October 10, 2003 4:09 PM PDT
IBM, Brazil pair up for Linux lambada
Big Blue signed a letter of intent with the South American country, stating a shared vision of developing technology that's based on open-source software and open standards, according to a statement released by IBM.
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IBM's deal with Brazil is the third major international Linux announcement for the technology giant this week. The company on Wednesday touted deals with the United Kingdom and Russia. Other countries are looking into Linux as well. Japan, Korea and China have formed a group to develop open-source software as a replacement for Windows in certain applications.
IBM didn't offer any further details of the deal with Brazil.