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Enterprise Linux Today: CollabNet Helps Investment Banking Software Go Open Source

Jan 30, 2001, 12:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Wolley)

"CollabNet is focusing on enabling an open source development model, for a fee, for companies that want to move a body of code into an open source development model. CollabNet's facilitation of the open source release of a major piece of software by a German investment bank is just the latest development in what may turn out to be a trend."

"If you've been scanning the headlines on Linux Today over the past year or so, you probably recognize the CollabNet name -- which you may remember as Collab.net, its original name, that is still retained in the website URL -- and you probably think of it as an open source project facilitator, "much like SourceForge.net"... Well, you wouldn't exactly be wrong in thinking of CollabNet that way, but you would be missing an important aspect of the way in which CollabNet does it."

"The latest example of what may turn out to be a major trend is the announcement by German investment bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW), that it is releasing -- under the name "openadaptor" -- the source code for what DrKW terms "one of the most fundamental pieces of infrastructure for all e-business that enables the seamless integration of disparate systems." DrKW sees the release of the source code as "a fundamental step to speeding up e-business connectivity for clients of the investment bank."

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