Thursday, August 09, 2007

IBM and Novell Join Forces to Support Growing Demand for Open Source

WAS CE is the version based on IBM's Gluecode acquisition, and support is subscription-based from IBM. 

At the opening of the LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center trade show in San Francisco, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Novell today announced a new agreement to join forces to capture a larger piece of the growing open source application server market. Under the agreement, Novell will deliver and support WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) as part of SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server, making it the industry's most comprehensive open source-based server offering.

In other IBM/Novell partnership news:

IBM has partnered with Novell to launch the Open Collaboration Client, a single Eclipse-based package that offers the business communication of Lotus Notes, the instant messaging and collaboration of Lotus Sametime, and the word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation alternative of IBM Productivity tools.

IBM and Novell Join Forces to Support Growing Demand for Open Source

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