Bosch joins Eclipse

Robert Bosch GmbH has joined Eclipse as a Solution Member. Within the automotive domain, the membership of Bosch is a significant signal, since it is the first time that an OEM or a 1-st tier supplier supports Eclipse in this way.

It reflects the fact that Eclipse has established itself in the development tool chain of automotive software – in a domain that is traditionally rather conservative and cautious of open source software. Despite this cautioness, a lot of OEMs and 1-st tiers are already making use of Eclipse, but the notion of open source, community source and collaboration still raises questions in middle and upper management.

The membership of a major 1-st tier shows that it is feasible to use and contribute open source for tool development.

Information about Bosch’s activities can be found in this talk at OOP and this talk at ESE.

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