This article was from IBM’s alphaworks website
TECH TITANS CONTRIBUTE BROWSER-BOOSTING AJAX TECHNOLOGIES TO OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY (PDF)
“Open Ajax ” Initiative Members to Drive Collaborative Innovation to Make the Web Easier to Use Armonk , NY , February 1, 2006 . . . Prominent computer industry vendors and Internet-based businesses today announced that they are making it easier for an open-source community to form and popularize Ajax . Ajax is a fast-growing open client technology that businesses are incorporating into their external and internal Web sites to simplify the browsing experience, and make it easier for users to shop, work, plan, correspond and navigate online.