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10 Years Eclipse Party at JugMK

A few days ago at JugMK we had the Eclipse 10 years party so I thought it would be nice to write a few words about  Eclipse.
Ten years ago IBM decided to opensource eclipse 1.0 whichhad releases for both Windows and Linux whichis very important since at that point of time Windows was at it's strongest point. The Eclipse consortium was founded the same year but Eclipse  Foundation wasn't created until 2004, the same year that the first EclipseCon took place. It's fun to remember some of the companies like Borland that were side by side to  the giants like SAP and IBM and of some importance in the Java world. These days  there are hundreds of companies that are members of the foundation.
A few top level projects that are essential were mentioned :
Eclipse Modeling Project This project main focus is on the evolution and promotion of model-based development technologies within the Eclipse community by providing a unified set of modeling frameworks, tooling, and standards imple…