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IBM supports progress in Health and Education... by opening up
Writingin hisblog,IBM's Irving Wladawsky-Berger draws my attention to an important step they are taking today to support innovation and development in the fields of Health and Education.
“This week IBM is taking a major step toward ameliorating those IP concerns in the areas of health care and education by helping industry organizations in both areas develop the needed open standards and collaborative platforms. We are pledging open access to our entire present and future patent portfolio for specific standards initiatives around web services, open documents and electronic forms in the healthcare and education industries.”
Bob Sutor, VP of Standards and Open Source, has moredetails, and IBM's official page on all this ishere, along with lists of the included standards.