Last week, LinuxWatch and eWeek published an article ‘Linux developers considering move to Eclipse‘. The article summarizes a breakout session at the recent Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. The result of the session was:
[….], it was decided to start making Eclipse, the open-source development platform, the Visual Studio for Linux.
To me this is a great example of the Eclipse ecosystem in action. A group of people from different organization, in this case the different Linux distros and the Russian Academy of Science, have identified a need and are now collaborating together to make it happen. This is how innovation happens on an open platform and in an open community.
btw, I think they are well on their way to making Eclipse the Linux IDE. The Linux Distros Project has been great catalyst for this and I think CDT and the PDT project are helping drive this forward too.