Mike Milinkovich the executive director of the Eclipse Foundation says that the tools market is today divided into two ecosystems, Microsoft’s and Eclipse’s.
As all J2EE vendors, except one [Sun Microsystems], are already on Eclipse, and as the investment and the underlying platform is being
shared by companies, Mike expects to see a lot of cool technology on Eclipse.
regards the open source nature of Eclipse, he says that “in many ways
open source development is more rigorous than most commercial or IT
development” He adds that “Over 90% of the committers on Eclipse
projects are full-time paid employees of member companies”
Eclipse 3.1 will include the WebTools project 0.7 and Mike feels that “Eclipse is more or less shipping a great number of projects together
and we’re really hitting our stride by shipping a universal development
platform that spans the software development lifecycle, all the way
from modeling to application monitoring.”
>> Milinkovich on Eclipse 3.1, open source development