The Future Looks Bright
At this point, Eclipse development efforts look likely to keep thriving far into the future. Through the IBM-funded Eclipse Innovation Grant Program, Eclipse is reaching Linux, Windows, Unix, and Mac developers during some of their most formative years. However, the open-source development orb should shine even brighter when Eclipse completes its current restructuring. By then, a more independent Eclipse may offer greater appeal to current holdouts, such as Sun and some of Sun's partners.