Thanks IBM: 1 Billion towards Linux development (again)

From: Mike Harrison 

IBM put another big chunk towards Linux development:


IBM will invest US$1 billion to promote Linux development over the next 
five years as it tries to adapt Power mainframes and servers to handle 
cloud and big data applications in distributed computing environments.

The investment, expected to be announced at the LinuxCon conference in New 
Orleans this week, will fund Linux application development programs for 
IBM's Power servers and also be used to expand a cloud service where 
developers can write and test applications for Power servers before 
deployment. The investment will also facilitate software development 
around IBM's new Power8 chips, which will go into servers next year.