IBM and SAP Open Source their JVM Diagnostics Tools

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| IBM recently announced their Java diagnostic tool suite that includes the
| products Dump Analyzer For Java,

IBM/University Collaboration To Develop Open-Source Accessibility Tools

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| The results of the project, as with all IBM OCR projects, will be "made
| available as open source software code, and all additional intellectual
| property developed based on those results will be openly published or made
| available royalty-free," according to IBM.


Old age open source initiative

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| The University of Miami in the US has got together with the University of
| Dundee in Scotland to work with IBM on a project to develop open source
| software designed specifically to address the needs of older people, and help
| them to adapt to and remain productive in the 21st century workplace. *

IBM open source strategy becomes clearer

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| So OpenOffice now has two suites, based on the same format, just as Apache
| has multiple projects. You can get the software free from IBM, you can buy
| IBM support, you can get it through OpenOffice, you can add to it as part of
| the community. It’s your choice.

IBM may open source Jazz collaboration software

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| IBM's Rational Software unit is considering putting parts of its Jazz
| collaboration framework into open source, according to an executive of the
| company. *

IBM Pledges Free Access to Patents Involved in Implementing 150+ Software

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| IBM today announced that it is granting universal and perpetual access to
| certain intellectual property that might be necessary to implement more than
| 150 standards designed to make software interoperable.

IBM and Higgins

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| The code that can understand the policy, generate a token and consume a
| token will all be open source and available as libraries through the
| Higgins process once the IP review process is complete. The commercial
| side will come when IBM's identity management products like Tivoli
| add support for creating and managing the x509 certificates and
| tokens that provide identity mixer claims.

IBM helps blind 'see' web video

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| Technology giant, IBM, is soon to launch a multimedia browser to make
| audio and video content accessible to people with vision impairments.
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| The company plans to "open source" its new accessibility software in
| order to make it available to the largest possible number of people.

IBM to Help Colleges Make Software More Accessible for Disabled and Aged

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| The students wrote computer code that checks word processing documents
| that adhere to the OpenDocument Format (ODF), to determine whether they
| are accessible. To propagate the technology, the students contributed
| their code to the open source community (

The Free Standards Group to Standardize New Accessibility Software Interfaces
Donated by IBM

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| The Free Standards Group has said that it will be developing and
| maintaining software interfaces donated by IBM as an open standard,
| available for all to use. The standardized interfaces, IAccessible2,
| make it far easier for application developers to provide accessible
| applications to computer users with disabilities, regardless of their
| OS platform. IAccessible2 will become a crucial part of the FSG
| Accessibility Workgroup and is available immediately.

IBM Safari to help developers navigate languages

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| Seeking to assist software developers coping with many languages, IBM
| plans to offer its Safari technology to the Eclipse open source
| community, an IBM official said at the EclipseCon 2007 conference
| on Thursday.

IBM donates new privacy tool to open-source

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| IBM has developed software designed to let people keep personal
| information secret when doing business online and donated it to
| the Higgins open-source project.