November 7, 2001

Fighting back

Author: JT Smith

From the Boston Globe: "Sure enough, while the state attorneys general yesterday studied their options now that the US Justice Department has settled, IBM announced it would donate $40 million worth of Java-based software to the burgeoning open-source software development community, in an effort to galvanize it further. Details, including the creation of a research consortium with a multicompany board, will be announced this month. Red Hat, Rational, Merant, QSSL, TogetherSoft and other open-source companies will be involved.

The name of the new open-source software is Eclipse, as in the overshadowing of Microsoft's proprietary approach that IBM hopes eventually will take place."


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