Remember that some of us were joking about Big Old Blue three letter acronym
with a market cap of about 1 gazillion dollars (which according to the latest
exchange rates amounts to about 1 euro) was going to monopolize Wicket? Well,
to many jokes there seems to be a small truth at its core.

It appears that Wicket has been on big blue's radar for some time. Moving to
Apache certainly hasn't been bad for our reputation, and having graduated
makes it easy for product managers to choose a web framework solution that is
no longer an obscure project hosted sourceforge, but a vibrant project,
cleared of licensing issues and having a solid foundation at its core.

If you don't believe me (which I can imagine after the prank I pulled somewhere late march), read up on IBM's interest in Apache Wicket here (registration required).