“As part of the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle
inherited a long list of open source projects. Some of them, like
OpenOffice and OpenSolaris have met with community opposition that
have led to forks.
“The NetBeans IDE however is another story. Under Oracle’s
leadership, NetBeans is thriving with nearly a million active
“What makes NetBeans different? Why is it succeeding under
Oracle’s leadership while other projects are not doing as