CNet has the Gartner Group commentary about IBM donating $40 million worth of developer tools to the public domain. "Eclipse is an ambitious project and an ambitious product foundation. If it succeeds, it will revive
the concept of best tools combined in a single workbench -- an application developer's dream.
Eclipse must guarantee the real partnership of many company and make components a key
aspect of participants' tools to make them 'pluggable' into the workbench."
November 7, 2001