Well, this should be interesting news. According to the Socialtext blog, there has just been an announcement (unreported as yet by IBM) of collaboration. Socialtext and IBM plan to integrate the wiki software of the first into the “social networking” (I’d rather say “collaboration”) platform of the second.
It’s a move that can help Socialtext consolidate its position as the main reference in corporate wikis (with Atlassian’s permission) as well as giving IBM a reliable and very effective wiki plugin. Not a bad thing to have, nor a new idea: Microsoft’s Sharepoint ships with a really bad wiki component but hooks up with Socialtext (and others) too.
Here’s wishing them well. I imagine Luis Suarez was involved in all this, somewhere :-). If they can get Socialtext to speed up their translation efforts, I’ll even applaud.