IBM Press release says that in their work to help fight pandemics, such as Bird Flu, elements of their software technology will be made Open Source.
From the release:
“Central to the effort will be the use of advanced software technologies, elements of which IBM intends to contribute to the open-source community, that are designed to help share information on disease outbreaks electronically and use it to predict how diseases will spread.
Among the technologies that will be used is a software framework IBM developed to allow electronic health information to be more easily shared and mined for trends, such as the outbreak of disease.”
Interesting to see what those element are.