IBM TO PROVIDE OPEN SOURCE RESOURCES TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Long a backer of open source technologies, IBM has announced several
initiatives to promote open source in higher education. The company
will expand its partnership with Linux reseller Red Hat to help higher
education develop job skills on Linux as well as IBM products.
According to IBM, the program involves institutions ranging from
research universities to vocational schools. Separately, IBM will
provide open source training and curriculum resources worth $7 million
to the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.
That program is renewable for up to four years at a value of $1.2
million per year. IBM also said it will offer a course to institutions
in its Academic Initiative program, which focuses on teaching
open-standards technology skills. The course, called Services Sciences,
Management, and Engineering, addresses skills needed for a
ZDNet, 24 May 2005