IBM buys Rational

Posted on Wed 11 December 2002

IBM buys Rational ! In the IDE market, Borland also recently acquired TogetherSoft which had just bought Webgain.

All these companies are members of the Eclipse Consortium, my IDE of choice. What does it mean for its future ?

Something that, among others, explains the fast acceptance of Eclipse is the support of many various companies. If they all buy each other, will it end with IBM being alone (plus Oracle which just joined) ? And so, will it still be Eclipse, or a free WSAD-lite ?

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