IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010 - (Page 44)

Open Source Putting collaboration to work Open a New Door for Your Business Lotus and Zend boast active open-source communities By Kim Greene I n a word, open source is collaboration. More specifically, it’s public collaboration on a software project. Companies adopt open source to save money and to use, change and improve code. The high attendance at a COMMON annual conference session I presented on open source and Lotus* Domino* last year suggests open source has become a way of life. Think of how many years IBM has committed to Java*, a cross-platform application environment available on every open platform today, and Linux*, an open-source operating system that any company can choose to run. IBM has committed to open source in a big way with contributions to more t han 120 projects, including more 44 FEBRUARY 2010 than $1 billion in Linux development. It’s also donated Eclipse to the opensource world. Open source has become vital to my own business as well. I focus on Lotus Domino and PHP—two technologies with active open-source communities. Let me share some of the helpful communities I’ve discovered. ILLUSTRATION BY KEN EDMONDSON

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010
Editor's Desk: A New Technology Party
Dashboard: Smarter Healthcare's The Cat's Meow
Trends: Active Energy Manager 4.2 Integrates IT and Infrastructure
Insider: Recent Survey Explores the State of Power Systems Resilience
Case Study: Bunzl Distribution USA Assembles Success with Power Systems and SAN
Cover Story: Power Your Planet with the Latest Technology and Four New Servers
Feature: Five Business Problems Solved By Power Systems Server Consolidation
Open Source: Lotus and Zend Boast Active Open-Source Communities
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IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - February 2010