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February 8, 2011 by

IBM and Samsung announce patent deal

IBM and Samsung have agreed to license their patent portfolios to each other.The cross-licensing deal will give each company access to the other's portfolio, IBM announced on Tuesday night.

April 16, 2009 by

IBM passes open source license baton to Eclipse

IBM and the Eclipse Foundation have taken a stand against license proliferation by announcing today that the Common Public License (CPL) has been officially superseded by the Eclipse Public License (EPL). The CPL will no longer be considered an active open source license, but there's an easy migration path for CPL code to transition to EPL.

March 25, 2009 by

More on Sun vs. IBM: Why destroy SPARC

To really understand why IBM might want to cripple Sun through take-over talks all you need to know is that a Sun 5440 will outperform a P570 by about 2:1 on most business tasks - and costs roughly ten cents on the IBM dollar, inclusive of storage and RDBMS licensing.

December 5, 2007 by

Skype-IBM Lotus SameTime licensing partnership seen as likely

 Colleague and friend Jim Courtney of Skype Journal puts up a long post noting that back in August, IBM's Lotus SameTime division acquired Skype Developer Partner WebDialogs, publisher of the Unyte Plus Skype Extra for desktop and application sharing as an escalation of a voice and/or chat conversation:WebDialogs CEO Lou Guercia and his team at WebDialogs went through many trials and tribulations to make Unyte desktop sharing and other web conferencing products a success.

August 7, 2007 by

Can Google get OIN over the enterprise hump?

Consider the following: You're a big open source shop that spends a lot of time developing Linux code. Now you get a vehicle to cross-license Linux-related patents without all the licensing hubbub from the likes of IBM, Oracle, and Google.

August 17, 2006 by

AMD dominates 4 and 8 socket at Linux World

Cutting sockets while maintaining the same number of CPU cores is extremely valuable in the server market because it can cut your software licensing in half while maintaining the same performance. Microsoft SQL and IBM DB2 (on x86 platform) for example charge their licenses based on the number of CPU sockets and not based on the number of CPU cores. Quad-core computing can cut server hardware costs and software licensing in half but the software savings is far more significant because software often costs 2 to 10 times more than the hardware it's running on.

July 25, 2006

Architecture and morality

IBM is orchestrating a new licensing plan for multicore chips and beyond, but its manoeuvres risk leaving users in the dark

March 23, 2006 by

IBM, EMC team on iSeries storage

EMC and IBM on Wednesday announced another step in their joint technology agreement, which will now include the midrange iSeries server. The licensing agreement will provide EMC with interfaces for storage interoperability and technical support for the iSeries -- IBM's best-selling, midrange workhorse.

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