The centers in Sao Paulo are intended to help advance an October agreement between theto develop Linux technology and expertise to benefit the country's public sector, the company said on Thursday.
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One of Big Blue's Brazilian locations will house a Linux Integration Center (LIC), which helps customers to tie Linux to IBM software such as its DB2 database and WebSphere e-commerce tool. Other LIC branches are located in Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, and Boeblingen, Germany.
The other IBM facility in Brazil will be a Linux Technology Center, which employs programmers to work on the operating system. The Brazilian branch's mission will be to train developers in improving the, or the heart, of Linux.