internetnews.com: Five Years On: The Future of Eclipse

“Even IBM admits it didn’t expect its Eclipse open source
project for building enterprise Java tools would grow as fast as it

“But five years after some 10 curious developers downloaded
projects from the Eclipse.org platform that IBM had financed with
$40 million worth of its own code, the integrated development
environment platform counts about 150 members, and over 750
committees deployed on 66 projects.

“Today, the Eclipse IDE is considered by many developers as one
of the most popular IDEs…”


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