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Upside: IBM toasts Linux, Bluetooth marriage

Jul 27, 2000, 02:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

"IBM (IBM), the Linux community's primary Fortune 100 benefactor, has announced it will donate portions of its BlueDrekar protocol "stack" to the open source community in an effort to speed the marriage between Linux developers and the Bluetooth standard."

"The source code, which will be released under the Gnu General Public License, governs portions of both the communications protocol and the device drivers that allow Linux-based devices to communicate via the low power, wireless Bluetooth standard."

"The company will wait for the approval of the Bluetooth Consortium before undertaking a full open source release, says Daniel Jue, manager for IBM's AlphaWorks, the division responsible for developing the BlueDrekar code."

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