"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
"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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