We want to help ISVs and IT enterprises with investments in Microsoft skills to be able to move to open systems and get the benefits of Linux, J2EE and open source. There is no need to rewrite, retrain or whatever. You can keep programming in C# and VB. Net.
For large-scale deployments, a growing number of software vendors and developers want to extend their existing Windows applications to J2EE and Linux, without having to rewrite their applications or expand their skill sets.
This is a teaming agreement with IBM for. Net ISVs to get into the Linux and J2EE markets. This gives ISVs the opportunity to double their market.
We've shifted from being a Microsoft-centric company to more of an IBM- and open-systems-centric company. We made the decision prior to the software code leak, and it had nothing to do with that. That's under federal investigation.