I don't know how this slipped through the blog cracks, but this announcement should definitely have popped up here:
We're proud to bring you some exciting news about something new from DB2 Express-C, Ubuntu & Canonical.
We've teamed up to bring you a solution that provides:
* a very simple way for Ubuntu users to install & setup DB2 Express-C from the Ubuntu repositories for free
* a great deal on support & additional features for DB2 Express-C
* an easy-to-embed database ideal for redistribution, partners, etc
The press is already talking about it: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/02/prweb712964.htm
Ubuntu 7.10 users can try it out today, and everyone can read more about it at http://www.ubuntu.com/ibm/db2
And you can get the great deal on support + more features at the Canonical web store:
One of our valued community members has already posted some how-to information here.
And one of the many blog posts about this offering can be found here (feel free to post others that you find).
Thanks to all the people that teamed up to make this happen.