I'm pleased to see IBM take another step to demonstrate that it values open source and open standards. IBM's support of Apache projects continues to grow, and with this move IBM effectively commits to Apache Geronimo as the open source application server of the future, which combined with WebSphere gives IBM a rich set of technology to serve a variety of clients' needs.
The Gluecode acquisition also shows that developers who work on open source projects get rewarded. I'd imagine a few of you are happy to see such activities.
- Press release: IBM Acquires Gluecode Software; Acquisition Builds On IBM Support For Open Source Technology; Expands Customer And Business Partner Choice For WebSphere Software
- A new developerWorks interview with Jeremy Boynes, principal founder of Gluecode Software
- IBM software's announcement page
ALSO: Learn about the new Eclipse plug-in for Geronimo. It's designed to give you a head start in developing and deploying Web apps to the Apache Geronimo server.