IBM won't open source DB2...until it makes strategic sense to do so. That is, when it pulls down its competitors' revenue, not its own.
Big Blue is looking into bringing its widely used database software under an open-source license, a U.K. director acknowledges.
Looking to unseat Oracle, Big Blue to provide a release candidate of DB2 Viper, generally available by midyear.
ActiveGrid releases lastest open-source tool set for building front ends to business applicatons.
DB2 Express-C is a free version of IBM's flagship database aimed at winning software developers over to its products.
Big Blue could "potentially offer" a free starter edition of DB2, as part of a strategy to win over developers to its database product.
The "Stinger" release of DB2 Universal Database, due at the end of the year, will incorporate features from IBM's research on autonomic computing for simplifying administration
The vulnerability, which affects Linux editions of DB2 version 7, could allow an attacker to seize control of a database's contents.