Liberties

by Volker Weber

Ed blogs about Project Liberate, an IBM initiative designed to make customers spend lesss money on Microsoft software.

It's an interesting idea that once it becomes standard business practice can reduce software licensing cost across the board. There is a lot of money to be saved out there. On email, application servers, databases, instant messaging, portals, etc.

Makes me wonder if they can put out the fire when the wind changes.

Comments

To a certain extent, their consumer product brand - Lotus - hasnt really got a *good* (and by good I mean reliable, supportable and scalable) competitor out there in open source land. eMail is the easy bit - calendars seem to be the bugbear.

Yes, its a scorched earth policy, but one IBM figures (I guess) it can win. Scorching the earth underneath Microsoft seems to be acceptable.

---* Bill

Bill Buchan, 2008-09-28

Would be fun to see the reactions if the reverse program was in place.

see you can use this xyz java server instead of portal or remember to buy dual core instead of quad when buying domino express

from what i seen from ibm licensing they could use a simplification of their aggrements also.

Flemming Riis, 2008-09-28

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