Tuesday, February 22, 2005

BEA, Sybase join open-source consortium | CNET News.com

BEA, Sybase join open-source consortium | CNET News.com: "Back-end software makers BEA Systems and Sybase have joined the Eclipse open-source foundation, lending two more established companies to the organization.
Both BEA and Sybase have joined as 'strategic developers' and will have seats on the board of Eclipse.
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BEA said that the next version of its Java development tool, called WebLogic Workshop, will be based on the Eclipse software, which means that Eclipse-compatible tools will work with Workshop. BEA will also take the lead in the Eclipse Web tools platform project, a first version of which will ship this summer.
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Sybase, meanwhile, has been a member of Eclipse since 2002 but is stepping up its commitment and will become a board member. Sybase is also proposing a project called Data Tools Project for database management tools, where it will be the lead developer."

Tangentially, Sun lays off more software developers; maybe Sun should get on board with Eclipse as well, and stop trying to establish an alternative with Netbeans/Java Studio.
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