IBM lays out blueprint, roadmap for direction 'beyond Linux'

Building upon the company's commitment to help clients transform businesses, IBM rolled out its next generation blueprint and roadmap to advance key Linux development priorities and support for open source business models.

With the announcement, IBM unveiled eight key open source initiatives beyond Linux, aimed at accelerating the adoption of open standards and extending existing product lines to reach new customers. IBM also announced new work with the open source community to improve the development of general Linux kernel functionality, expanding its Linux focus around virtualization, Cell processor technologies, and security.