I call troll. IBM makes millions (billions?) selling Linux servers, just for starters.
IBM believes in a future monopoly and the money could bring.
IBM is a reseller of Red Hat and Novell, and if either company disappeared it would find another one and resell that. This, despite the fact that IBM owns AIX and z/OS.
The only things that IBM has made open source are complete crap, like SWT, Xerces, Axis and the likes.
Yeah, and nobody uses those?
Hell, Eclipse wasn't even half useful until years after it became open source.
Kinda like Linux. What's your point? Are you claiming IBM hasn't committed any resources to the Eclipse Project?
IBM has only open sourced things to kill competition, ever.
Oh yeah, because software development IDE vendors were sending IBM to the poorhouse before Eclipse. And open sourcing Cloudscape sure dropped the bottom out of the database market.
Fuck IBM and their hidden agendas. Fuck WebSphere, DB/2, ZSeries and all the rest of their crap.
WebSphere ships with the IBM HTTP Server, aka Apache. zSeries runs Linux. DB2 is no more open-source than Oracle or SQL Server -- for that I recommend PostgreSQL, which IBM supports through its investment in EnterpriseDB.
I can't really say anything bad about iSeries though, which bugs me, as it's really cool stuff.
Hmmm. Can they run Linux? Think so.