Meet the Experts, Why IBM is open sourcing Cloudscape as Derby

IBM Vice President Jon Prial reveals why

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Jon Prial

Date archived: January 11, 2017 | First published: October 14, 2004

At LinuxWorld in San Francisco, IBM® announced that it was releasing Cloudscape ™, a fully relational Java™database as open source to the Apache Software Foundation, which has established it as an incubator project under the name "Derby." This is the latest in a long series of commitments that IBM has made to the open source community. To find out more about the database, and how it fits into both IBM's strategy and the Java application stack, we talked to Jon Prial, IBM Vice President, Marketing, Information Management Software. Here's what he had to say.

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