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CNET News: Sun Drops Bid to Join Eclipse

Dec 04, 2003, 14:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

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"Ending several months of negotiations, Sun Microsystems has decided not to join the Eclipse open-source tools effort backed by rival IBM.

"In addition to dropping the plan to join Eclipse, Sun said Wednesday that it will no longer try to merge the Sun-sponsored NetBeans.org open-source Java tools project with Eclipse. The Eclipse open-source project, founded by IBM in 2001, is an IBM-owned consortium that has gained the membership of several development tools companies over the past year.

"Java founder and steward Sun decided with Eclipse that overcoming the technical and organizational differences between the two groups would adversely affect current participants in the NetBeans and Eclipse projects, said Rich Green, vice president of the Development Platforms Group at Sun..."

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