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NewsForge: Fifty Years of Sharing Open Source

Jun 23, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Through its Academic Initiative, IBM is sharpening its focus on providing learning tools for college students interested in open standards and open source software on IBM products. But a volunteer-led group called SHARE has been working to teach open source methods to those already in the business world.

"SHARE has been around since 1955, shortly after IBM released its first computer, the 701 EDPM. With a subsequent release, the 704, a group of interested IT professionals decided to band together to 'share' ideas about how best to install and implement this exciting new tool in what may have been the very first user group..."

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