IBM Donates Technology for Open Source Innovation

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | October 3, 2011

IBM announced Monday that it will donate a portion of its Blue Spruce Project code to the Dojo Foundation’s Open Cooperative Web Framework (OpenCoweb), helping enable health IT advancements on several fronts.

The Blue Spruce technology enables real-time cooperative Web solutions. It is already being utilized in an online data exploration system for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPDGene), and to create customized solutions for the healthcare industry by iTel Companies, Inc.

With the code donation to the OpenCoweb Framework, developers can build new solutions that allow concurrent real-time interactions between remote users and external data sources such as a co-authoring editor. The OpenCoweb Framework is built on Web Standards and consists of JavaScript libraries. The libraries serve as building blocks for Web application developers to design custom solutions such as imaging applications for healthcare...