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Developer.com: Q&A with Pat Gibney on IBM's New Community Source Development Strategy

Oct 04, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I sat down for a Q&A with Pat Gibney, IBM Director, Software Group Componentization to dig into IBM's Community Source development strategy. IBM has been touting the benefits of open source and for years has been delivering solutions built on open standards for maximum flexibility and extensibility in heterogeneous environments. Taking that to the next level, IBM developers are now applying a methodology borrowed from the open source community to create its own commercial software.

"Called Community Source, this development model mimics the collaborative style found in the open source model, with one result being that IBM is now able to bring its commercial software to market about 30% faster. With 100 Community Source projects underway, this internal open source model has never been attempted on this scale in a commercial enterprise, for as broad a product portfolio as IBM's..."

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