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Enterprise Linux Today: IBM Donates $40 Million of Software to Open Source Community

Nov 05, 2001, 16:28 (31 Talkback[s])
"IBM today announced it is donating $40 million of software to a new independent open-source community. The Java-based open source software, code-named Eclipse, will enable developers to use software tools from multiple suppliers together, allowing developers to integrate business processes used to create e-business applications, such as those for Web services.

This new open source community already involves more than 150 leading software tool suppliers working together to evolve Eclipse software, which will be available free-of-charge to developers. More than 1,200 individual developers from 63 countries have already participated in the Eclipse open source community process.

The community will be managed by a multi-vendor organization and will include participation by industry leaders such as IBM, Merant, QSSL, Rational, Red Hat, TogetherSoft, and others. Later this month, the community will announce details about the organization, including the multi-vendor board of directors."

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