I.B.M. Agrees to Modify Its Software for Sun Line - New York Times: "In addition to giving a boost to Sun's new computer line, which is expected to be available later this year, I.B.M. agreed to renew its 10-year licensing agreement for Sun's Java programming language, which was to expire next year.
'We're in this for the long haul,' said Robert LeBlanc, the general manager of I.B.M.'s WebSphere software line, which is used to help different computer systems talk to one another and will be converted to run on Galaxy. 'We're seeing more and more customers say we need your software on top of Solaris and A.M.D.'"