"IBM is throwing its voice to the open source community, but
developers say it is no trick as Big Blue looks to bump up
development of speech software and applications with a worthwhile
contribution of code.
"IBM, which runs speech labs in the U.S., China and Japan,
announced at SpeechTEK 2004 in New York last week that it would be
contributing Reusable Dialog Components (RDCs)--software tags
needed for date, time, currency, location, zip code, and other
functions--worth $10 million to the Apache Software Foundation and
open source community..."