"As part of its crusade to marginalize operating systems
such as Windows, IBM is leaning toward giving the Standard Edition
of its WebSphere application server to the open-source
"As an extension to the Apache Web server technology, IBM hopes
WebSphere will be one of the final pieces it needs to make sure all
OS-level middleware services are available as open-source
"Once we get the WebSphere run-time engine embedded in a wide
variety of applications, this is the next logical step," said
Valerie Olague, Somers, N.Y.-based director of product marketing
for business transformation at IBM."
"For IBM, the key issue driving this move is to prevent
Microsoft, Sun, or any other vendor from using a core technology to
dominate the industry. This point was reinforced in the most recent
edition of the IBM annual report, in which company CEO and Chairman
Lou Gerstner said that eliminating technology choke points is a key
goal for the company."
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