February 17 2005
News out of this week's LinuxWorld...
IBM announced Thursday a $100 million commitment to strengthen the development of its Lotus Workplace messaging and collaboration platform on Linux.Link: eWeek: IBM Pledges $100 Million to Workplace on Linux >
The money will be spent over the next three years to build Linux extensions to Workplace, with the most significant piece being the development of a Linux client for Workplace. Workplace client support for Linux will be available in the Workplace 2.5 release later this quarter.
Workplace already supports Linux on the server side, as does Lotus' Domino server. Domino Web Access also supports Linux. While there are no plans for the Notes client to run directly on Linux, Notes will be able to run within Workplace.