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Maybe I'm just in the dark (haha...get it? Eclipse...in the dark), but I just found out that Eclipse, IBM's open source J2 IDE, was given its moniker to symbolize its intent to overshadow Sun's own open source development tool, NetBeans. Well, that's what Sun officials claim, anyway.

Personally, I like this sort of thing. I'd liek to see more of it, as a matter of fact. Here are a few of my ideas...

  • Sun Block
  • Sun Screen
  • Sun Shade
  • Visual Studio .NET SPF 120 (hehe)

This all came about when IBM started an initiative to have an independant group setup to maintain the Eclipse software. This group is looking to have Sun on its roster, but Sun has declared that they do not plan on joining until the name changes and the pending company incorporation is completed.

Please excuse my attempt at humor. I didn't even notice the “in the dark” thing until I clicked the post button.

Posted on Saturday, December 6, 2003 11:30 PM .NET , Java , IT , Development | Back to top

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