…In late June, Eclipse made available the largest-ever simultaneous release of open-source software, called Europa: 17 million lines of code, representing the contributions of 310 open-source developers in 19 countries. Twenty-one new tools were included in the Europa release, all free to download. Think about that. The Linux kernel has around 6 million lines of code… The Java Development Kit that Sun open sourced has 6.5 million… Sun’s StarOffice release in 2000 (which was believed to be the largest open-source release to that point) had 9 million… Firefox has 2.5 million…

…The interesting wrinkle about Eclipse from a business perspective is that it’s in our DNA to care deeply about commercial adoption of the technology. It’s not a side effect of what we do – it is what we do…

…It’s not better, just different…

The interview with Mike Milinkovich, executive director of Eclipse Foundation at Matt Asay’s blog.

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