Included in the webcast will be an explanation of how the eclipse can provide developers with more freedom to do those things coming down the pipeline.
This will give Linux users a fully mature IDE that can be deployed on Linux workstations. Developers using Eclipse on Linux can also collaborate with developers using Eclipse on Windows, and vise-versa. Also, the whole thing is open sourced so developers can check out the code.
Introduction to the Platform and hows how it operates.
Working the Eclipse Platform
Interview: Marc Erickson of IBM's OTI subsidiary (the developers of Eclipse).