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Builder AU: Open Source for Developer Mindshare?

May 25, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brendon Chase)

"Last week BEA Systems announced that it would open-source parts of its WebLogic Workshop Java development tool to the community under an initiative called the Beehive Project. WebLogic Workshop is a visual development tool to simplify Java programming--similar to Visual Studio--designed to work with BEA's suite of products.

"By open sourcing parts of WebLogic Workshop, BEA hopes to gain greater developer mindshare to it's own products and help increase the interoperability with non-BEA software. This is not a new phenomenon in the Java tools world as IBM have successfully released Eclipse and Sun Microsystems has released NetBeans as open-source projects..."

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