Enterprises Tap Open Source Via Eclipse

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 30, 2008 7:27 AM EDT
eWEEK; By Darryl K. Taft
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Enterprise organizations are tapping the benefits not only of using open source software, but contributing to it by using the Eclipse model. The Eclipse Swordfish, Tigerstripe, Open Financial Market Platform and Open System Engineering Environment projects are all based on code contributed by end-user enterprises. As an indication that the open source model is beginning to mature and move beyond just independent software vendors (ISVs) and into the enterprise, Eclipse Foundation leaders say a new trend in Eclipse indicates that enterprises are beginning to develop and contribute code to Eclipse projects.

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