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Open Source Shark Jumping?

Mr. Gould does not get it. IBM press release is about making it so Lotus Notes folks are not stuck with Windows

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I read a pointer to this on /. the other day and mentally filed it to go back and see what the fuss was all about. I finally had time tonight. Bottom line, Mr. Gould does not get it. Clearly the IBM press release is about making it so Lotus Notes folks are not stuck with Windows. Their client works in a more open environment. It's all about getting rid of Windows for IBM.

I think the point that he might have made that I wold belive is that Open is becoming more and more diluted as its used to market more and more unrelated stuff. Maybe I should rethink my position on Trade Marks ;-) Maybe I'll shell out the ~$375 it costs to purchase the trade mark on 'Open' and then send IBM a C&D letter.

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Bill Dudney is Editor-in-Chief of Eclipse Developer's Journal and serves too as JDJ's Eclipse editor. He is a Practice Leader with Virtuas Solutions and has been doing Java development since late 1996 after he downloaded his first copy of the JDK. Prior to Virtuas, Bill worked for InLine Software on the UML bridge that tied UML Models in Rational Rose and later XMI to the InLine suite of tools. Prior to getting hooked on Java he built software on NeXTStep (precursor to Apple's OSX). He has roughly 15 years of distributed software development experience starting at NASA building software to manage the mass properties of the Space Shuttle.

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