IBM and Linux (A) Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

The fall of 1998, Dan Fry, a member of the latest IBM technology and business team, trying to decide whether to create a strategic alliance with the Linux Development Community (LDCs). Just two years ago, IBM had its first impact of the "open source" software, when it is selected as the Apache Web server software for web-site of the Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta. Based on its success with Apache, and intuition Fry that Linux could become critical strategic move to the new "net-centric" computing environment, Fry and his colleagues are trying to decide whether the alliance between IBM and the LDCs would serve their interests, and If so, how could IBM alliance with loosely affiliated group of software developers. "Hide
by Carliss Y. Baldwin, Siobhan O'Mahony, James Quinn Source: HBS 19 pages. Publication Date: June 26, 2003. Prod. #: 903083-PDF-ENG

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