It looks like my employer has taken the leap into encouraging employee blogs. The guidelines they posted seem rather reasonable as they follow Sun and Microsoft into the blogosphere. At least at the moment they haven’t built their own blogging tools (other than developerWorks blogs), and suggest using popular tools like Blogger or LiveJournal (ha!). I hope IBM at least comes up with an feed aggregator/blog roller so people can easily see who the IBM bloggers are. How else will we find our Jonathan Schwartz or Scoble? Coming on the same day as IBM announces it’s internal support for FireFox and I’m impressed with Big Blue’s progressiveness.

Since I like to think of myself as a good IBMer, I’ll follow their advice to “be who you are”, so … I’m a developer on Rational ClearCase, specifically on the Eclipse-based Remote Client. Just from the number of folks out there starting to make bug trackers, I can tell there are a lot of developers who’d like to make software tools. And I know why, software tools is an exciting niche to work in! At least among developers - I just get looks when I try to explain it to normal folks.

PS - I’m supposed to add, “The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.” Just in case you were confused.