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SearchDomino: Open-Source Contribution Brews Stronger Java

Aug 19, 2004, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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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