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Has IBM kicked to the curb?

ITWorld - Those are the words of Stefan Taxhet, CEO of Team e.V., the German non-profit responsible for managing the fundraising for the Apache project. Taxhet made this statement in a press release Tuesday that announced new fundraising efforts for the project, which is apparently in need of a cash infusion.

Team's impassioned press release seemed to finger Oracle's donation of to the Apache Project and the subsequent cutting off of funding as the culprit behind their current financial woes. Curiously, the same statement also heralded the release from Oracle as a great liberating event for the project, which currently is under incubator status within the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

But here's where I am confused: where exactly is IBM in all of this?