Well, the title above pretty much sums it up. One of the things we have discussed repeated on the podcast is how valuable the open system community is to Linux and open source software. Without the community, you have nothing. If you try to work behind closed doors, no one is going to want to listen to what you say, when you finally open the doors. Well, IBM had to find this out the hard way, and is trying to learn to play within the confines of an open source community.
CIO Update has a great little article on IBM, and some information that Dan Frye, vice president of open system development at IBM, shared at a keynote session he spoke at during the Linux Foundation’s Collaboration Summit.
Head over and see what Dan and his team learned when dealing with the open source community.