A few key quotes:
on open sourcing the Jazz core infrastructure
"We're going to take the core infrastructure of Jazz and make that open source to help foster growth of a community around that core infrastructure and then Rational will build products, commercial products, on top of that core open sourced infrastructure and we expect that there will be other Jazz-based tools and frameworks that are produced by third-parties, by customers, etc. and of course we want to have an ecosystem of partners who are able to augment and provide additional capabilities to our products and to the platform."
on 'open commercial development'
"John (Wiegand) and Erich (Gamma) talked quite a bit about the benefits of transparency; so one of the things that we want to do is get those benefits in the commercial software that we develop on top of Jazz. So we're going to do two things: one of them is that, as I said, we're going to open source the core infrastructure to establish those standards and then we're going to develop the Rational products on top of that in a way that we call 'open commercial development' and what that means is that we're going to do the things that John and Erich talked about to get transparency with our commercial products. So customers will be able to participate in providing the kind of feedback loop that leads to the high quality software that we've seen from Eclipse. So we think this a very important innovation in the development of commercial software - this complete transparency that we're going to use as we build technology on top of Jazz."
I couldn't agree more with the decision to open source the Jazz core infrastructure and produce our commercial products in a transparent way.