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SearchDomino: Open-Source Contribution Brews Stronger Java

Aug 19, 2004, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

"IBM's donation to the open source community of the Cloudscape database source code may not be as altruistic as Big Blue may lead you to believe. Analysts agree it's a generous move, but add that anything that bolsters the Java development community also gives IBM's WebSphere a boost.

"IBM announced last week at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo that it had released the source code to the Java-based relational database to the Apache Software Foundation, which would license it under the Apache Software License. Developers now have easy access to a Java-based database they can embed in Java applications and ensure tighter interoperability than with other external data stores..."

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