IBM enhances open source support for partners
As already mentioned by fellow dW bloggers Bob Zurek ("Come all ye Open Source faithful") and Dave Klavon ("IBM delivers open source partner package"), IBM recently announced a new effort to make it even easier for partners to successfully use open source. As described in InfoWorld:
IBM wants to encourage more of its business partners to use its open-source, low-end application server and free entry-level database by giving those companies access to IBM sales, marketing and technical expertise at no charge.
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Personally, I am always happy to see IBM extend its open source efforts, and boosting support of partners in this fashion should certainly fuel broader adoption of open source solutions.
And speaking of open source solutions, have you heard about the new IBM "Open Client Solution" as an "alternative to vendor lock-in" and to "improve interoperability and provide more choice to run different vendors' products that work together"? Now we're talkin'! See a related CNet News.com article and the IBM press release.