IBM Support for Apache, Solaris on Power
Mark Cathcart, IBM Distinguished Engineer comments on the Monkcast #12:
IBM had its web server and were getting serious about WebSphere, we needed a consistent, open http platform to build on. […] The best deal all around was to exploit and invest in Apache as a standard implementation, which wed already been involved with.
Since System i now runs on Power hardware, that would mean someone was doing a port of Solaris to Power. Not that we know about, but maybe, just maybe. If that were true that really would be a nail in the coffin for Sparc hardware and possibly Sun as a hardware company.