Borland CEO Dale Fuller steps down - Computerworld "“Ironically, he brought it back to profitability,” Driver said. “[But] it has been a slow slide down since then.”
That slide, according to Driver, is in large part a result of the success of open-source development tools from the Eclipse Foundation. “[Borland’s] Java IDE [integrated development environment] was at one point the best-selling one on the planet,” Driver said. “Eclipse has a had a tremendous impact on them. How do you make money on tools when more and more you are competing against free? They waited too long to address Eclipse.” "