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LinuxWorld Australia: IBM's Wladawsky-Berger Sees Open Source Future

Mar 10, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open source software needs to be more widely used if the next wave of technology is to fully take off, IBM's Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, said Monday.

"IBM is in negotiations with Sun Microsystems Inc. over the possibility of creating an open source version of Sun's Java technology. 'In the middle of negotiations, it's not the best time to make any public statement, but we feel very strongly that it's becoming more and more critical to make sure your infrastructure is as integrated as possible,' Wladawsky-Berger said in an interview at a London hotel. 'And to do that, you need the software to be open source...'"

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