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IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

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IBM has set up a new code repository that aims to foster collaborative development of enterprise open source software—and it may also drum up interest in its own Bluemix platform services.

IBM has seeded the site, called DeveloperWorks Open, with more than 50 IBM open-source projects.

Many of the projects came from the IBM Research Labs, or were developed by vertical business units within IBM, said Angel Diaz, vice president of cloud architecture and technology.

The world has no shortage of open source software already, as a quick perusal of GitHub will show. This effort will concentrate on supporting business software, as well as software for the cloud, Diaz said.

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