For many years we have, bit by bit, started to adopt Eclipse based tools in various areas of systems and software development. Until recently mostly as users, but lately also as modifier´s of different IDE´s and developer of new ones.
A vision that has become clearer over the last years is the possibility to make open source tools a solution for the long term maintenance of products with long life cycles. This is a reality for many of our projects and partners who often face problems when a tool disappears from the market. We believe that open data formats and open source tools gives a clue to a solution to achieve long term sustainability of tools and data. It also gives the freedom to users to adapt the tools according to their needs in a suitable pace.
“As a consultancy company we find the eco-system around open source and Eclipse very interesting and we aim at being an important provider of different services around open source tools in general and Eclipse in particular, to benefit our customers”, says Gert Johansson, open source expert representing Combitech in Eclipse.
“We welcome Combitech’s participation in the Polarsys and Eclipse communities’, says Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. “Their vision of using open source solutions to provide long term support for long-lived products is very much the focus of the Polarsys working group. I expect their consulting expertise and training services will be an important addition to the growing Polarsys community.”
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.