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