"The offering isn't an entirely open source solution, IBM said,
but it's designed to appeal to customers weighing functionality,
price and support -- regardless of licensing.
""It is an open standards solution. It includes components that
are open source and it includes components which are not open
source," Inna Kuznetsova, director of Linux at IBM, told
InternetNews.com. "We think the market today has shifted from the
being either totally open or closed."
"Kuznetsova argued that for some of IBM's customers, open source
may be an important part of their strategy. However, she added that
she often hears that focusing on open standards can help facilitate
choice among users."