Sun Urges Eclipse to Unify Java world
by Daniel H. Steinberg
Related link: http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2004/01/30/letter.html
Sun writes an Open letter to the Eclipse membership. Sun wrote "We need to work together to make the Java platform a better, broader base for tools" A CNet article reports "Sun said that business issues, rather than technical ones, have created the most conflict between the two groups."
Sun trying again to kill Eclipse?
Sun pulled out of talks with Eclipse to cooperate because Eclipse don't want to kill themselves by handing over control to Sun.
Now Sun publishes an open letter saying that they don't want to abandon Netbeans in favour of Eclipse but that having 2 competing environments is a bad thing.
The only conclusion is that they're stating that the existence of Eclipse is "a bad thing"...