IBM and Apple "have a lot in common," said IBM spokesman Mike Azzi said. "We're going to cross-pollinate."
Lotus Notes, which requires use of IBM's Domino e-mail server program, will be free for users who already have a Lotus Web-access license. The software start at $39 per year for new users.
A formal announcement is expected to come next week at IBM?s Lotusphere conference.Associated Press