The New York Times > Technology > I.B.M. Expected to Buy Start-Up to Advance Open-Source Strategy: "I.B.M. is increasingly betting that it can build a big business around open-source software. The latest step in that strategy is the purchase of Gluecode Software, an open-source start-up.
The Gluecode acquisition, which I.B.M. plans to announce today, is small in size but significant in the evolution of the company's plans in open-source software, according to industry analysts.
Gluecode, based in El Segundo, Calif., sells support and service for an open-source server, called Geronimo, that is used by companies for applications including customer service, electronic commerce Web sites and work-sharing Web sites."