Subject: Re: the walls have ears
From: Ben Laurie <>
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 10:03:11 +0100

R. Brock Lynn wrote:

> What about the IBM Web Sphere product? Is that not proprietary? Or is it a
> proprietary "shell" that allows for a free Apache to slip in and fit snugly? (I
> honestly don't know that much about the involvement of IBM with the Apache
> group, so I don't mean to be insulting, but isn't it true IBM is building a
> proprietary software product using Apache as the "cornerstone"?)

I happen to know a bit about Websphere because I use it for a client.
Websphere is, indeed, proprietary, but the Apache component is just
plain Apache.




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