"From IBM's perspective, Eclipse represents in one plank in a
campaign to invest heavily in Linux. 'Apache has turned out to be
the 'killer app' for Linux,' [IBM's Scott] Handy said.
"In the past, Big Blue has contributed code and technical
resources to open source projects that include Apache; XML parser;
Jikes compiler; JFS; SecureMail, and S/390 and PowerPC kernel
updates. "IBM is committed to being a respected, contributing Linux
and open source community member," according to Handy.
"Generally speaking, project vendors see open source as a way of
avoiding industry domination by a single player, such as Microsoft.
Handy admitted, though, that revenues are one of their biggest
drawing cards for Eclipse players..."