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Greetings, developerWorks Open Tech subscribers!
IBM has a rich history of 20+ years of being a "square dealer" with regard to open technologies in general and open source communities in particular. A primary example occurred when IBM put its enterprise muscle behind the open source Linux community back in 1999. IBM has also been a longtime friend of what I like to call the "open-centric" software developer through several initiatives; for example, Eclipse, an integrated development environment that IBM helped found by donating over $40M in assets.
Today, open technology is more important than ever before to our clients, the IT ecosystem, and IBM, and the amount and pace of change in the last five years is only accelerating. This is driven in no small part by the Cloud and Hyper-scale computing phenomena. Even companies who were late to the cloud revolution are trying to grab the spotlight. If you are an open-centric software developer looking to keep up with the latest on containers, cloud-native computing, open source, and more, how can you possibly keep track of all the news you can use? That's why we've launched the developerWorks Open Technology Newsletter.
For September, we're spotlighting the newly redesigned IBM Open cloud website; our OpenWhisk guru Dan Krook has a terrific post about why serverless architectures are so hot right now; we've got two new open source projects from IBMers who are looking for contributions from you; and we've got many more videos, events, and resources to keep you right up to date with open technology happenings. Remember to tell your networks about the Open Technology newsletter by using the Share feature at the lower right. You can contact us if you have any questions or if you'd like to see something covered in particular. And if you want to let me know what you think, follow me on Twitter @jeffborek.
Jeffrey Borek - WW Program Director, IBM developerWorks Open