Freely access and modify open-source software
Open source is a development approach that makes source code publicly available. You can see how the software was designed. And you can modify and redistribute it as part of your own program, without paying a licensing fee.
Read the Lustratus Research Ltd. report, Open-driven innovation—the IBM view, to learn more about the benefits of open source.
Why open source?
Open source enables a wide exchange of ideas to foster technological innovation. That’s a win for developers and IT managers.
Build applications faster by accessing testing and development tools at no charge.
Reduce costs and improve interoperability across vendors.
Drive innovation and open standards with IBM’s “open-source-plus” approach.