"IBM's wholehearted embrace of the open source model is
spreading beyond Linux and Apache.
"With an eye on the popularity of Microsoft's software
development tools, which can be used to write code for any Windows
operating system, IBM earlier this year released as open source the
source code on which it is basing its current generation of
software development tools.
"Called Eclipse, the platform appears to be rapidly gaining
momentum, both among software vendors who sell software development
tools, and with users drawn to its open source model..."