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IBM May Open Source Jazz Collaboration Software

“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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