Eclipse.org open-source for development tool builders
What is Eclipse?
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing a vendor-neutral open development platform and application frameworks for building software. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation formed to advance the creation, evolution, promotion, and support of the Eclipse Platform and to cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products, capabilities, and services.
The purpose of Eclipse Foundation Inc.,(the "Eclipse Foundation"), is to advance the creation, evolution, promotion, and support of the Eclipse Platform and to cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products, capabilities, and services.
Eclipse has formed an independent open eco-system around royalty-free technology and a universal platform for tools integration. Eclipse based tools give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor environment. Eclipse provides a plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create, integrate and utilize software tools, saving time and money. By collaborating and exploiting core integration technology, tool producers can leverage platform reuse and concentrate on core competencies to create new development technology. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java language and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, QNX, Mac OS X and Windows based systems. A full description of the Eclipse community and white papers documenting the design and use of the Eclipse Platform are available at http://www.eclipse.org.
- Eclipse.org Foundation, Inc.
- Ottawa Ontario
- Canada K2G 6B1
- IBM.com founded Eclipse.org
- Other founding members of Eclipse.org include HP.com, Intel.com, MontaVista.com, QNX.com, SAP.com and Serena.com (article, Ward Cunningham)
- EclipseCon.org is the big Eclipse conference held in the Santa Clara Convention Center
- Instantiations.com is a leading provider of software products, services and technologies for Eclipse.org, Java and Smalltalk.org
- Alexa: Eclipse.org