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IBM May Open Source Jazz Collaboration Software

Aug 24, 2007, 17:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM's Rational Software unit is considering putting parts of its Jazz collaboration framework into open source, according to an executive of the company.

"'We might think about open-sourcing some of the very lowest layers (of the framework) so that the APIs (application programming interfaces) are available, and people could build on the kernel,' said Scott Rich, a member of the management committee of the Jazz project, on the sidelines of a Rational Software conference in Bangalore yesterday (23 August). One benefit of this strategy is to make the Jazz framework 'more pervasive,' he added..."

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