Until Monday, IBM's Jazz.net application life cycle management development community, was available only to IBM customers, partners and academics. Now it's open to everyone.
According to ChannelWEB, IBM's Scott Hebner says Jazz looks like the company's Eclipse community -- except it's designed for a team rather than a single developer. He says:
Think of Jazz as being the next step. This time it's much more about the server side of things, the overall managing of the lifecycle of the project.
The company is taking the "open approach" with Jazz because it's the best way to involve partners in the process, Hebner notes. It "sparks innovation and creativity." To that end, ChannelWEB reports:
Hebner says the idea behind Jazz is to build future products in an open, transparent forum, where source codes will be introduced over time... "The idea is to be a more effective integrator, in order to enhance the collaboration of a company's product team."