>
>
>Finally, as for the $40M, IBM is actually pledged to spend $1 billion on
>Open Sourcing some of their software.  The $40 mil was some sort of software
>development/environment package that I can not recall the name of.  I think
>it belongs with an "E".  And how could the money have been better "Spent"?
>They handed out, FREE to everyone, a software package worth about $40
>million.
>
The product, "Eclipse", is a development tool. More like a workbench
that hold development tools, but it starts with some Java tools already
plugged in.

I'm not sure how the $40 million figure is reached. I would doubt that
Eclipse itself cost $40 million to develop, so maybe a bunch of other
code was included in the figure.

I would like to see the Eclipse project gain a lot more ground. It would
be wonderful to see GNU tools fitting into the Eclipse workframe and
have this free IDE grow into something. But you know how open source
stuff is, could fly or could crash. Who knows?

>Adam Lang
>

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