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Internet Week: The Most Important Open-Source Project You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

Aug 21, 2002, 21:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Karpinski)

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"Almost a year after it donated some $40 million worth of code and tools, IBM is on the warpath once again, drumming up support for the open-source Eclipse project.

"Eclipse may not be as well known as some other open-source projects, such as Linux, Mozilla, or Apache. It's certainly not as sexy. At its core, Eclipse provides a common platform, user interface, and plug-in framework for integrating development tools.

"Developers working with the Eclipse framework would be able to plug in different tools from different vendors--say a Java IDE, a modeling tool, a test environment, an XML editor--and benefit from a common look and feel and under-the-covers functionality..."

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