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IBM Buys Gluecode Software

The company specializes in programs for the open-source Apache Geronimo server.
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dipped its toes a little further into the open-source pond Tuesday, snapping up Gluecode Software, which produces tools and programs for the Apache Geronimo application server.

The price wasn't disclosed. Gluecode writes software for the open-source Apache server, helping developers integrate Java applications into business programs. The three-year-old company is based in El Segundo, Calif.

IBM's WebSphere software integration platform incorporates Apache's open source hypertext transfer protocol server.

"With the Gluecode acquisition, IBM enables customers and Business Partners to tap the low cost of entry of open source technology to quickly develop and deploy applications, and migrate to WebSphere software as business needs expand," IBM said.

IBM was down 18 cents to $74.80 Tuesday.