IBM to make Java database open source

August 2, 2004

[From CNET News.com]

Raising its stakes in open-source software, IBM plans to create an open-source project around Cloudscape, a specialized Java database, CNET News.com has learned.

In conjunction with the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week, Big Blue is expected to detail the open-source initiative, code-named Derby, according to a source familiar with IBM's plans. The software will be governed by the open-source Apache Software License and stewarded by the Apache Software Foundation, the source said.

Representatives for IBM and Apache declined to comment for this story.

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