That was nearly ten years ago. But to this day, Mark, who is now open source zone editor at developerWorks -- working with Elizabeth Scales, Gretchen Moore, and a talented team here at developerWorks who all deserve a big thanks -- still ribs me about that Eeyore-like remark, so I'll refrain from using it to describe our newly expanded open source zone. Instead, I refer you to the updated open source zone, and to Mark's welcome note. And I also refer you to our new developerWorks DB2 and Cloudscape Open Source Development section.
For some perspective, here are some (decidedly not Eeyore-like) words of others. First, an excerpt from a press release (also available here) -- which also notes that IBM is contributing more than 30 open source projects to SourceForge.net and partnering with Zend Technologies to develop integrated software based on PHP:
With today's announcement IBM is also expanding its developerWorks Web site, launching new skills-building resources to help developers more rapidly build solutions based on emerging open source technologies, such as PHP. IBM developerWorks (ibm.com/developerWorks) is IBM's growing online developer community with more than 4.5 million registered users. The site offers tools and education to help developers build and deploy applications across heterogeneous systems.
In conjunction with the partnership announced today between IBM and Zend Technologies, IBM launched a new section on IBM developerWorks devoted to PHP. The new PHP section features technical articles, tutorials and forums to drive further skills and development of PHP, which currently accounts for more than 40 percent of the overall Web programming language market.
Here are some related articles (Thanks to Marc Goubert of alphaWorks for help in collecting these):
Oh, and for more on the PHP angle, here's an excerpt from a related CNet news article:
Big Blue's public commitment to PHP is significant because the company has the technical and marketing resources to accelerate usage of the open-source product. IBM's investments in Linux and Java, for example, were crucial to mainstream corporation adoption of those technologies.