Jazz.net now open to all; Team Concert Express; Bluegrass too!
As reported in Computerworld this morning, "IBM today opened its Jazz.net open-source community to anyone who wants to provide feedback on the technology, which is intended to help improve collaboration among software development teams." This welcome news is something I'd encouraged (though I'm not naive enough to think my input had much to do with it). Glad to see it has now happened, and kudos to all who've helped make this happen, including Bill Higgins, who is now managing the Jazz.net community site.
Also of particular interest in the Computerworld article are the two concluding paragraphs:
IBM on Monday also announced that the second beta version of the first Jazz-based product -- called IBM Rational Team Concert Express -- is now available. The product, expected to be generally available later this year, is aimed at helping small and midsize development teams improve productivity through collaboration, IBM said. It includes Web dashboards to help users see real-time status data including the status of work items and project health.
Check out the complete article for more details, including perspective from Scott Hebner, IBM Rational VP of marketing and strategy, about how IBM will "build our products in a completely transparent and collaborative fashion with our customers."
Update: I just found this press release about today's news, which provides even more details.