To Russia From IBM: A Hand With Open Source Development

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IBM is offering free software and educational resources for developers in Russia.

The move, announced Friday, is intended to help encourage the creation of new applications based on open standards and open source.

Russia has one of the largest growing developer populations in the world. IDC estimates the country's developer population will grow by 40 percent from last year to 2008.

IBM middleware, WebSphere Application Server Community Edition and DB2 Universal Database Express-C will be available through free downloads.

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