IBM is transferring a chunk of java database code to the Apache foundation:
“I.B.M. is handing over the code for Cloudscape, a database written in Java, to an open source group, the Apache Software Foundation. Within the open source group, the database will be called Derby. “
Technology > In Competitive Move, I.B.M. Puts Code in Public Domain” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/03/technology/03java.html?ex=1249185600&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1091505820-9Ny8NVxp5umTku3W1mQQbg” target=”new”>The New York Times > Technology > In Competitive Move, I.B.M. Puts Code in Public Domain
Hmm… according to the “analysts” this may undermine competitors and support WebSphere… time will tell..