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[News] More Open Source Software Donated by IBM

  • Subject: [News] More Open Source Software Donated by IBM
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 07:19:40 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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IBM and SAP Open Source their JVM Diagnostics Tools

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| IBM recently announced their Java diagnostic tool suite that includes the 
| products Dump Analyzer For Java,  


IBM/University Collaboration To Develop Open-Source Accessibility Tools

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| The results of the project, as with all IBM OCR projects, will be "made 
| available as open source software code, and all additional intellectual 
| property developed based on those results will be openly published or made 
| available royalty-free," according to IBM.   



Old age open source initiative

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| The University of Miami in the US has got together with the University of 
| Dundee in Scotland to work with IBM on a project to develop open source 
| software designed specifically to address the needs of older people, and help 
| them to adapt to and remain productive in the 21st century workplace.   


IBM open source strategy becomes clearer

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| So OpenOffice now has two suites, based on the same format, just as Apache 
| has multiple projects. You can get the software free from IBM, you can buy 
| IBM support, you can get it through OpenOffice, you can add to it as part of 
| the community. It’s your choice.   


IBM may open source Jazz collaboration software

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| IBM's Rational Software unit is considering putting parts of its Jazz 
| collaboration framework into open source, according to an executive of the 
| company.  


IBM Pledges Free Access to Patents Involved in Implementing 150+ Software

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| IBM today announced that it is granting universal and perpetual access to 
| certain intellectual property that might be necessary to implement more than 
| 150 standards designed to make software interoperable.  


IBM and Higgins

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| The code that can understand the policy, generate a token and consume a
| token will all be open source and available as libraries through the
| Higgins process once the IP review process is complete. The commercial
| side will come when IBM's identity management products like Tivoli
| add support for creating and managing the x509 certificates and
| tokens that provide identity mixer claims.


IBM helps blind 'see' web video

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| Technology giant, IBM, is soon to launch a multimedia browser to make
| audio and video content accessible to people with vision impairments.
| [...]
| The company plans to "open source" its new accessibility software in
| order to make it available to the largest possible number of people.


IBM to Help Colleges Make Software More Accessible for Disabled and Aged

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| The students wrote computer code that checks word processing documents
| that adhere to the OpenDocument Format (ODF), to determine whether they
| are accessible. To propagate the technology, the students contributed 
| their code to the open source community (sourceforge.org).


The Free Standards Group to Standardize New Accessibility Software Interfaces
Donated by IBM

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| The Free Standards Group has said that it will be developing and
| maintaining software interfaces donated by IBM as an open standard,
| available for all to use. The standardized interfaces, IAccessible2,
| make it far easier for application developers to provide accessible
| applications to computer users with disabilities, regardless of their
| OS platform. IAccessible2 will become a crucial part of the FSG
| Accessibility Workgroup and is available immediately.


IBM Safari to help developers navigate languages

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| Seeking to assist software developers coping with many languages, IBM
| plans to offer its Safari technology to the Eclipse open source 
| community, an IBM official said at the EclipseCon 2007 conference
| on Thursday.


IBM donates new privacy tool to open-source

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| IBM has developed software designed to let people keep personal
| information secret when doing business online and donated it to
| the Higgins open-source project.


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