December 7, 2004
IBM takes next step in open-sourcing PowerPC
A community portal for Power technology has launched with backing from 15 companies. Power.org arrives eight months after IBM announced "Linux-like" licensing for the PowerPC ISA (instruction-set architecture). IBM hopes the portal will coalesce an OSS-like (open source software-like) ecosystem around "Power," its broad branding term for the PowerPC ISA, related IP, foundry services, etc.