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LinuxPlanet: An Update on the Eclipse Project

Mar 20, 2002, 13:02 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"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..."

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